Advances in early detection methods and more tolerable cancer treatments have helped treat and improve the quality of life for more patients with cancer than ever before. Cancer occurs when cells grow abnormally and out of control, instead of dividing in an orderly manner. There are many different types of cancer that can develop in various locations in the body. The treatment for a particular cancer depends upon the type of cancer cell and the method of treatment that the cancer responds to.
Inland Hematology Oncology Medical Group in San Bernardino, California provides chemotherapy infusion as a treatment for specific types of cancer, which may precede surgery or be used with other types of cancer treatments, such as radiation.
How Chemotherapy Infusion Works
Chemotherapy infusion treatments use medications or cancer-fighting drugs to treat cancer. The medications are swallowed or delivered directly into the bloodstream through an IV. In most cases, chemotherapy infusion treatments are administered over a period of time.
Chemotherapy Infusion Treatments at Inland Hematology Oncology Medical Group
There are many different types of chemotherapy infusion medications. Our cancer doctors carefully explain to each patient the treatment process and expected outcomes. Side effects from chemotherapy infusion are common. Our cancer physicians inform patients of possible side effects and offer suggestions to manage them. Our oncologists are on call 24 hours a day at (909) 886-6806 to help patients with side effects.
You should wear comfortable clothing for your chemotherapy infusion appointments. We offer comfortable lounge chairs in a relaxed atmosphere. We invite you to bring a family member, friend, or loved one with you to visit. Some people prefer to spend their time alone reading a good book. Our caring professional staff or cancer physicians will continually monitor you and evaluate you before you go home.
We offer IV hydration to patients who receive chemotherapy infusion treatments. IV hydration helps prevent and relieve dehydration and can help make patients feel better. IV hydration is administered in the same relaxing environment as our chemotherapy infusion treatments.
For more information about infusion services at the Inland Hematology Oncology Medical Group, please call (909) 886-6806. Inland Hematology Oncology Medical Group sees patients strictly by physician referral. Once you have received a referral from your primary care provider, you may call us to schedule your appointment or request one online.