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Chemotherapy is often given in cycles, which means that you have a cycle of therapy, followed by a few weeks off to recuperate, and then another treatment cycle. Usually, chemotherapy is done on an outpatient basis.
Patients at St. Anthony’s Cancer Care Center come to our state-of-the-art Infusion Center, receive the treatment, and then go home when it is finished. You are encouraged to bring books or CDs to help pass the time during your treatment. Our dedicated chemotherapy nurses will walk you through the entire process and help make you as comfortable as possible.
What to expect at the Infusion Center:
- Register at the registration desk.
- The receptionist escorts you to the treatment room.
- You receive your chemotherapy treatment.
- The treatment lasts anywhere from 15 minutes to seven or eight hours.
- Afterwards, you can drive home yourself, unless your nurse has told you otherwise.
While you are receiving your treatment in a private room, your family can be close by in the family room, which is equipped with comfortable chairs. You can watch television to help pass the time, and lunch and snacks are served throughout the day. In addition, we strive to make you as comfortable as possible with warm blankets and anything else you might need.
At the Infusion Center, you are in capable, experienced and compassionate hands. All of the nurses at the Infusion Center are registered nurses (RNs), and an oncology-certified nurse supervises the unit.
Outpatient Infusion Center patients enjoy iPads.
For information about St. Anthony's Cancer Care Center - St. Louis, please call 314-ANTHONY (268-4669) or 800-554-9550 or visit find a physician online.
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