Chemotherapy is the use of drugs or chemicals to treat an illness or disease. It is most widely used in the treatment of cancer. There are many different chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer. Studies have been done to determine which drugs are most effective in treating different types of cancers. Not all cancers are treated with the same drugs or in the same way. You may receive one drug or a combination of drugs. You may also receive chemotherapy in addition to other treatments, such as surgery, radiation therapy, or biological therapy.
The Palm Beach Cancer Institute has many professionals that are trained in cancer diagnosis and treatment, and are committed to providing quality cancer care. Our chemotherapy infusion center is staffed with quality oncology nurses. Your oncology nurse is specially trained to care for cancer patients and their families. He or She works with your oncology doctor in the management of your chemotherapy treatment including:
- Monitoring your physical and emotional health
- Giving your treatment
- Teaching you and your family how to prevent complications, decrease side effects, and take care of you at home
- Providing emotional support and comfort.
To learn some general information (FAQs) about Chemotherapy, click here.