FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here in our office we administer all kinds of chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
What is chemotherapy? It simply is the treatment of cancer with special drugs to destroy the cancer cells. Chemotherapy can be given intravenously, by intramuscular or subcutaneous injection, or by pill form.
Immunotherapy is the use of chemicals, drugs, or serum from other individuals or animals to suppress or increase immune reactions against the cancer by your own body. Your doctor will recommend the best treatment for you depending upon your diagnosis.
The nurse will take care of you on a day-to-day basis and administer your treatment as prescribed by your physician. Chemotherapy regimens and their scheduled delivery differ for each disease and patient.
Some infusions may take only minutes, while some may take two or more hours, or require two or more days. One of the nurses will review your schedule with you so that plans may be made to keep your own personal schedule and plans as uninterrupted as possible.