Cancer Symptom Care

After hours care for cancer patients in treatment

If you are a patient in active cancer treatment and experiencing adverse side effects related to treatment, you can receive immediate assistance through The University of Kansas Cancer Center’s cancer symptom care. Cancer symptom care provides additional support and specialized care for established cancer patients.

Contact your respective cancer care team on how to proceed if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 100.5 or higher
  • Any sign of infection at an incision, drainage tube or catheter site
  • Blood in the urine, dark red stools, vomiting blood
  • Coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Fall with injury or loss of consciousness
  • Flu-like symptoms, fainting, overall exhaustion, disorientation, uncontrollable pain
  • Racing or irregular heartbeat
  • Uncontrolled diarrhea or vomiting

For cancer symptom care after 4:30 p.m., call 913-588-7750. Afterhours, you may be directed to receive care at The University of Kansas Hospital location. If so, please go to the hospital Information Desk on the ground level for directions to cancer symptom care.

Cancer symptom care at The University of Kansas Hospital is staffed by oncology-trained advanced practice providers, registered nurses and medical assistants.

4000 Cambridge St.Kansas City, KS 66160

The campus is located between 39th Avenue and Olathe Boulevard and between Rainbow Boulevard and State Line Road.

Directions Take I-35 to the 7th Street Trafficway/ Rainbow Boulevard exit. Turn south onto 7th Street. 7th Street becomes Rainbow Boulevard at Southwest Boulevard. Merge into the left lane and continue straight to the top of the hill at 39th Avenue. Turn left onto 39th. The first intersection is Cambridge Street. Turn right onto Cambridge. This will take you to the front entrance of The University of Kansas Hospital.

Parking Valet parking is available at the hospital entrance. Patients and visitors may also park in Parking Garage 3 across the street from the hospital entrance or in Parking Garage 2 on Olathe Boulevard (continue straight past the entrance of the hospital and cross Olathe Boulevard to the garage entrance on your right).

The parking fee is $3 with validation; bring your ticket inside for validation at any information desk.

For more information
Patients: 913-588-1227| 844-323-1227
Physicians: 913-588-5862| 877-588-5862
Driving directions by phone: 913-588-5555

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