Chemotherapy – OnCare Cancer Center Treatments

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Chemotherapy uses drugs to treat cancer. The drugs can be given orally in the form of a pill, injected into the muscle (intramuscular) or fat tissue, into a vein (intravenous), into the artery (intra-arterial), into the spinal fluid (intrathecal), topically to the skin and directly into a body cavity (such as the bladder). The drugs circulate throughout the body to reach and destroy the cancer cells.

Chemotherapy is an effective way to destroy any cancer cells that break off from the main tumor and travel in the bloodstream to lymph nodes or distant organs. Most types of chemotherapy kill cancer cells directly. Other drugs act by making the cells more vulnerable to radiation. Often the use of two or more drugs is more effective than a single drug.

At OnCare, chemotherapy is an important part of treatment for many of our patients. Our main goal is to administer chemotherapy in a safe, caring environment and to be available at all times for patient assistance and education. In our treatment room where making treatment comfortable, less stressful and convenient for outpatient care to include the following therapies:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Biotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Electrolyte replacement (IV hydration)
  • Subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter insertion
  • Port-A-Cath access
  • Maintenance/Management of Central Venous Access Devices
  • Dressing changes of wound, central lines and PICCs
  • Therapeutic phlebotomy
  • Blood draw from peripheral and central line

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