Symptom Management Care

Before you go to the ER, call Memorial Cancer Institute's Quick Care at 954-265-HEAL (4325) first.

Symptom management is an important part of your cancer care at Memorial Cancer Institute. If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, our Quick Care service has triage nurses standing by to report your symptoms to before going to the ER for treatment.

  • A new rash
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bleeding
  • Chills
  • Confusion, change in mental status, or hallucinations
  • Constipation
  • Cough with mucus
  • Diarrhea not relieved with prescribed medication
  • Breathing difficulty (rapid or shortness of breath)
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue or extreme tiredness
  • Headache
  • Heart rate higher than 90 beats per minute
  • Increased pain or new pain
  • Increased thirst
  • Nausea not relieved with prescribed medication
  • Profuse sweating
  • Significantly decreased appetite
  • Significantly decreased urine output
  • Swelling of the legs or arms
  • Temperature above 100.4 F/38C (especially if undergoing chemotherapy)
  • Trouble swallowing, drooling; or facial, neck or tongue swelling
  • Vomiting not relieved with prescribed medication


Quick Care Triage Nurse
Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm

After-hours and weekends are attended by an on-call service. Telehealth is also available.