Chemotherapy Infusion Services
Chemotherapy is the use of special medications to promote the destruction of cancer cells; it is used for several purposes:
- To cure a specific cancer
- To control tumor growth when cure is not possible
- To shrink tumors before surgery or radiation therapy
- To relieve symptoms, such as pain
- As adjuvant therapy to prevent a possible cancer recurrence and to destroy microscopic cancer cells that remain after a tumor is removed surgically
At FCS, world-class physicians have extensive experience in treating all types of cancer. New, more effective medications are available to be used alone or in combination with other drugs and treatment modalities to target your specific cancer.
FCS outpatient chemotherapy infusion centers are located at each of our offices and are designed with your comfort in mind. They are staffed with highly trained, chemotherapy-certified oncology nurses who work closely with our physicians in the management of chemotherapy treatments and monitoring of patients’ physical and emotional well-being. In addition, these dedicated professionals are a source of education and support to patients and families who can advise on self-care during treatments to prevent complications and decrease side effects.
Knowing what to expect helps relieve apprehension. We encourage you to ask questions and discuss any concerns with the staff.
Florida Cancer Specialists has clinics in Alachua, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Flagler, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Leon, Manatee, Marion, Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties. Convenient locations allow you to go about your daily life without lengthy and disruptive travel. Treatment rooms are designed with your comfort in mind and include comfortable lounge chairs. Our expert nursing teams are on hand to provide the highest level of oncological care.
Common Questions about Chemotherapy
Here at FCS, we also provide a number of non-cancer related infusions including therapies for Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, MS disorders, osteoporosis, and many more.
We are specially trained in the administration of these types of infusions and in managing their side effects. As with chemotheraphy, the length and duration of treatment varies from patient to patient. Again, we encourage you to be proactive and to take advantage of our educational services.