Immunotherapy and the Side Effects

About this guide

In this guide, you will learn about immunotherapy, how it works, the side effects and more.

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Feeling unwell? Learn how to contact your healthcare team »

This guide will tell you when to call your healthcare team if you feel unwell during your treatment.

  1. Monday to Friday between 9:00am - 4:30pm call 416-480-5000 or the phone number given to you by your nurse.
  2. On weekdays between 4:30pm and 8:30am and 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays call the After-hours Symptom Management Telephone Line at 1-877-681-3057.

Let the nurse know:

  1. Your oncologist’s name
  2. Your cancer type
  3. You are having immunotherapy and the treatment name
  4. Your symptom(s)

If you cannot reach your healthcare team and feel very unwell go to your nearest emergency department.

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