Cancer Symptom Quick Care Clinic
Before you go to the emergency department, call the Quick Care Clinic at 954-265-4325 (HEAL).
If you are undergoing treatment for cancer, you may experience unexpected and unusual symptoms. However, a visit to the emergency department could expose you to illness or result in a long wait or unnecessary hospitalization.
Call 954-265-4325 (HEAL) first to talk with a cancer expert from the Quick Care Clinic at Memorial Cancer Institute in South Florida.
Treating Cancer Symptoms
A better option for help with non-life-threatening symptoms is to call our Quick Care Clinic, expressly for Memorial Cancer Institute patients and their caregivers.
Phone: 954-265-4325 (HEAL)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
If you call after hours, a call service will take your message and a medical oncologist will respond.
You and your caregivers can call our cancer experts to get fast care for cancer-related symptoms. We also have oncologists on call to answer questions when your primary oncologist is not available.
When to Call Quick Care Clinic
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 right away.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, call Memorial Cancer Institute's Quick Care Clinic at 954-265-4325 (HEAL).
- Abdominal pain
- Active bleeding
- Appetite decrease (significant)
- Bladder or bowel control loss
- Breathing difficulty (rapid or shortness of breath)
- Chemotherapy spills at home
- Confusion, change in mental status, hallucinations
- Cough with mucus
- Diarrhea for more than 3 days
- Dry mouth
- Eye discharge
- Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
- Inability to walk
- Inability to urinate
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Heart rate above 100 or less than 60 beats per minute
- Headache (sudden onset and severe)
- Numbness and tingling of fingers and toes
- Pain, moderate (described as 4 to 7 on a 10-point scale)
- Pain, severe (described as 8 to 10 on a 10-point scale)
- Rash (new)
- Swallowing difficulties, drooling or facial/neck/tongue swelling
- Sweating (profuse)
- Swelling of the legs or arms
- Urination pain, inability to urinate, significantly decreased urine output, or increased frequency or urgency
- Walking inability
- Any other symptom that requires urgent attention
Urgent Care for Cancer Symptoms and Cancer Treatment Side Effects
Our cancer experts are ready to listen to your cancer-related symptoms and offer suggestions to help you feel better. After talking with you or your caregiver on the phone, we will recommend one of four actions:
- Guidance for care at home
- A telehealth visit
- Go to the Quick Care Clinic
- Go to your closest hospital emergency department
Call to speak with a cancer expert at Memorial Cancer Institute in South Florida and get fast care for cancer-related symptoms.
8 am - 5 pm
After-hours and weekends are attended by an on-call service. Telehealth is also available.