Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, ChristianaCare is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Tuesday, Jan. 21. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.

Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, ChristianaCare está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 21 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Follow-up care with your cancer care team

For questions about life after treatment, please call our Survivorship Nurse Navigator at 302-623-4407.

Your cancer care team will tell you how often to follow-up with your treatment team. Specific x-rays or scans as well as laboratory tests will be determined by your oncologist depending upon the type of cancer and treatment that you received.

Some guidelines apply to all cancer survivors:

  • Always discuss any concerns regarding your health and symptoms with your treatment team.
  • Continue to follow up with your treatment team at the recommended intervals.
  • Remember that your body needs time to heal and adjust. It is normal for some side effects to last up to a year.
  • It’s also common for new side effects to appear after treatment is over, even months or years later. Be sure to discuss any new or persistent concerns with your treatment team.

Regular Health Screenings

In general, survivors should see a member of their cancer treatment team every 3 months for the first 3 years after treatment, and then every 6 months for two years, then annually thereafter. It is also important to keep up with your regular medical and dental check-ups and to have all age-appropriate screening exams.

Talk to your treatment team about:

  • What Specific tests, scans and lab work recommended for your type of cancer.
  • Whether genetic counseling is needed.
  • Specific lifestyle and health choices you should make.
  • Any new or persistent symptoms.