Chemotherapy at Comprehensive Cancer
The team of physicians, nurses and staff at Comprehensive Cancer Centers offers its patients a variety of cancer treatment options including chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy is part of a standardized regimen to treat cancerous diseases with drugs that interfere with cancer cell growth and reproduction. These cancer-fighting drugs also target and attack cancerous cells that may have spread to other parts of the body. The treatment is often used in conjunction with other cancer treatments, such as radiation therapy and/or surgery.
Nurses and medical oncologist at Comprehensive Cancer work closely with oncology-trained pharmacists to manage dosages and monitor patient progress and side effects, to ensure you are receiving the best treatment plans to fight your specific disease.
If your treatment process requires chemotherapy, you will meet one-on-one with a nurse or nurse practitioner to better understand chemotherapy and the treatment process as well as how to manage and side effects.
Some of the topics covered in the chemo class include:
- Chemotherapy at a glance
- Infusion room guidelines
- Information about laboratory values
- This to report to your physician
- Managing the side effects of chemo
- Healthy eating habits
- Local resources for cancer patients
To learn more about chemotherapy and its side effects, click here.