At Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), our physicians have extensive experience in treating all types of cancer and have access to the newest and most effective medications to tailor treatment for your specific cancer.
One of the most common and effective treatments of cancer is the infusion of anti-cancer medications with an intravenous solution. This is known as chemotherapy or “chemo.” Since every human body is different, administration and results of the infusions are also unique to each patient. Our physicians and nursing staff monitor each patient’s progress and make adjustments as needed to ensure optimal effectiveness.
Outpatient chemotherapy infusion centers are located at each of our offices and are designed with your comfort and safety in mind. Our 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.
They are staffed with highly trained, chemotherapy-certified oncology nurses who work closely with our physicians to manage chemotherapy treatments and monitor patients’ physical and emotional well-being. In addition, these dedicated professionals are a source of education and support. They can advise you about 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 us.
Approximately 35% of all cancer medications are now in a pill form and may be recommended to you as a treatment option. Since the medication is taken at home, it is essential that you follow your physician’s orders for dosing and frequency as well as medication handling instructions.
Our in-house oral oncolytic pharmacy, Rx To Go, is available to fill your prescriptions. Our oncology trained pharmacists will collaborate with your physician and assist in the management of your oral treatment.
It is recommended that you stay in close contact with your FCS location if you experience any side effects or have concerns associated with your ability to take any of these medications.
We also provide 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 chemotherapy, the length and duration of treatment varies from patient to patient.