Our offices will be closed on Friday, Oct. 6, from noon - 4:30 p.m. You can still reach our answering service, request medication refills through your preferred pharmacy or through the patient portal, request medical records online and pay your bill online


Enhancing cancer patients’ health outcomes with telehealth

Published Date:

Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, can be a valuable tool for cancer patients to access medical care remotely. It can be particularly beneficial for cancer patients undergoing treatment, as they may have compromised immune systems and be at higher risk for infection if they visit a health care facility in person.


There are several ways in which telehealth can support cancer patients.

  1. Consultations with health care providers: Telehealth can allow cancer patients to have virtual consultations with their oncologists, primary care providers, and other health care team members. This can help monitor treatment progress, manage side effects and address patient concerns.
  2. Supportive care services: Telehealth can provide cancer patients with access to supportive care services, such as nutrition counseling, physical therapy and mental health support, remotely.
  3. Education and resources: Telehealth can provide cancer patients with educational materials and resources to help them better understand their diagnosis and treatment.

SIU Medicine offers telehealth that can be a valuable tool for cancer patients to access medical care and support remotely. If you are a cancer patient and are interested in exploring telehealth options, it is essential to speak with your healthcare provider to determine if it is a suitable option for you. Schedule a virtual visit with your existing SIU Medicine provider today, call 217-545-8000 or 800-342-5748, or request one online.


More from SIU Blog


It's National Farm Safety and Health Week — and you can get involved

You are cordially invited to join us as we honor National Farm Safety and Health Week! From September 17-23, SIU Medicine is doing its part to promote physical and mental wellness among farmers and
Close up of Leica Microscope

Finding the starting line for Alzheimer's

Where should research start in solving Alzheimer's? That's a tricky question to answer. What exactly are researchers looking for when trying to solve the Alzheimer’s puzzle?“It depends on the
Aida Adlimoghaddam

Get to know Aida Adlimoghaddam, PhD

Aida Adlimoghaddam, PhD, joins the Hascup lab team at the Smith Alzheimer's Center in 2023 as a Research Assistant Professor. Most recently, she was the Senior Research Associate and Clinical