What is Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancerous diseases with medications that are designed to interfere with cancer cell growth and reproduction. This treatment may be delivered by IV, injection or in pill form and  may consist of a single agent , or combination of several medications that work together to help shrink the tumor.

What does that mean for me?

You will be given a treatment plan by your physician and be scheduled to come to the clinic to receive your medications, usually in our treatment room. While some treatments are a quick injection, others may require several hours to be completed; each of our locations have infusion rooms with recliners and blankets to make treatment as comfortable as possible. You will see  your physician often during the course of your treatment and be able to discuss any questions you may have about the process. Because these medications are attacking the cancer cells patients may experience side effects  from the treatment, but these side effects will differ depending on which medications you are taking. We have a variety of resources and programs to help minimize the impact on you, your family, and your overall quality of life.