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Community Oncology Clinic Network

Community Oncology Clinic Network (COCN) refers to those community hospitals located in Northeastern Ontario that have entered into an agreement and partnership with HSN for the provision of specialized‚Äč cancer care services ordered by the Northeast Cancer Centre (NECC) of Health Sciences North. About 50% of the NECC treatment is administered through this network of clinics.


A Community Oncology Clinic is an oncology clinic operated in a community hospital where specialized cancer care services are provided close to home including administration of chemotherapy prescribed by Northeast Cancer Centre (NECC) Medical Oncologists.

The COCN is comprised of 12 sites including Cochrane, Elliot Lake, Hearst, Huntsville, Kapuskasing, Kirkland Lake, Mindemoya, New Liskeard, North Bay, Parry Sound, Sturgeon Falls and Timmins. Each site provides care and services consistent with Cancer Care  Ontario Guidelines and Recommendations. Supervising physicians in each site assess patients prior to chemotherapy administration to ensure that they are fit to receive each cycle in the community. They also provide emergency medical coverage for hypersensitivity reactions. Each COCN site varies in size (chair capacity) as well as Pharmacy support (pharmacist vs pharmacy technician).

 

  

Created February 2003
Revised March 29, 2017

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in Aug/2006 (HER-2 Positive) I'm done with chemo, almost done with Radiation and I still have Hormone Therapy until Dec/07 (Herceptin) I am doing great. The best therapy for me was to remain positive. I had five weeks of Radiation and stayed at the Daffodil Lodge; I have never laughed so much! Everyone one here is so caring. I am glad to go home but I am also sad because I will miss all of my new friends; but we will keep in touch through e-mails. I truly believe that positive thinking helps the healing process.
Diane M., Timmins
  
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