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

Potential Side Effects after Treatment

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

Cancer and its treatment can impact every aspect of your life – physical, emotional, social and spiritual. And cancer’s impact ripples to the survivor’s family, friends and caregivers.

Every person experiences cancer differently. Some embrace the term “survivor” as a powerful inspiration. Others don’t like the word. Some keep working through treatment, not wanting cancer to disrupt their lives. Others change their lives completely after diagnosis.

There is no single, correct way to be a survivor, and survivorship is not an orderly, linear process. Everyone navigates their survivorship journey differently.

What to Expect After Treatment

Side effects after treatment depend on your type and stage of cancer, the treatments you received and your general health before your cancer diagnosis.

Some side effects that appear during treatment may linger on after your treatment ends, while others may appear months or even years after your treatment is over.

Some common physical side effects:

  • Fatigue.
  • Pain.
  • Poor appetite or difficulty eating.
  • Neuropathy.
  • Memory/concentration difficulties.
  • Bladder or bowel control problems.
  • Menopausal symptoms.

Psychosocial & other issues:

  • Fear of recurrence – “Will it come back?”
  • Depression.
  • Anger or irritability.
  • Confusion.
  • Changes in body image.
  • Difficulties with sexual intimacy or functioning.
  • Worry about returning to work/activities.