Chemotherapy & Infusion
Chemotherapy, or "chemo", uses medicine to destroy cancer cells. There have been significant advances in this treatment over the years - including better symptom management - so today's chemo is not the same as your family or friends may have experienced in the past.
Most chemotherapy medications are given intravenously (through IV) and may include daily, weekly, or even monthly treatments. Other forms of chemotherapy could be an injection into a specific part of your body, a pill or liquid that you swallow or even a cream that is rubbed on your skin.
Providence has three infusion therapy clinics located in Lacey, Centralia, and Aberdeen. You don't have to go far for the treatment you need.
Providence St. Peter Hospital offers outpatient infusion services for treatment that requires a hospital setting, and is open on weekends. Our clinics are staffed with certified oncology nurses, many with 15 to 20 years of infusion experience.
Each clinic offers a New Patient Chemotherapy Class for new patients.