Infusion & Chemotherapy
At each of our infusion therapy clinics, patients receive care from experienced nurses who are specially trained and certified in administering chemotherapy. Our nurses, some with 15-20 years of chemotherapy experience, are devoted to helping patients deal as smoothly as possible with their cancer treatments.
For first-time patients, we offer a class that addresses different aspects of treatment, including side effects that might occur and how to best handle them. Other educational resources about chemotherapy are also available at our clinics. Please feel free to discuss these with your nurse.
Physician appointments and chemotherapy appointments are tracked separately. It is important to tell the receptionist or chemotherapy nurse if you need to see your physician on your next chemotherapy visit so the schedules can be coordinated.
Infusion is term used to explain the process of putting fluids into your bloodstream. In the case of cancer treatment this is usually chemotherapy drugs. Providence Regional Cancer System has three infusion therapy clinics — in Lacey, Centralia and Aberdeen.
Chemotherapy (chemo) uses medicine to destroy cancer cells. Most chemotherapy agents are given intravenously (IV) and may include daily, weekly or even monthly treatments.