Here your child’s consultant oncologist will discuss:
your child’s diagnosis
your child’s treatment plan
your child’s future outcome
possible side effects and complications of the treatment
important national or international clinical trials that they might ask to enrol your child into
(These trials are crucial so that important questions regarding the best type of treatment may be answered - your agreement or otherwise will not affect your child’s care.)
However not all of your child’s care needs to be undertaken at the POC. Some care can be provided at your local hospital (also termed POSCU "paediatric oncology shared care unit"), and some care can be provided at your home. Your child’s treatment plan will be divided into time when care needs to be at the POC, and when it can be at home or at the POSCU.