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

 mother hugging ill daughterA 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)
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
  • Chills
  • Confusion, change in mental status, hallucinations
  • Constipation
  • Cough with mucus
  • Diarrhea for more than 3 days
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Eye discharge
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • 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)
  • Nausea
  • 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
  • Vomiting
  • 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

Contact Us

Call to speak with a cancer expert at Memorial Cancer Institute in South Florida and get fast care for cancer-related symptoms.

954-265-4325 (HEAL)
8 am - 5 pm

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