Chemotherapy is a powerful drug therapy that destroys fast-growing cells in the body. It is mostly used to treat cancer. As compared to normal cells in the body, cancer cells tend to grow and multiply rapidly in an uncontrolled manner. Chemotherapy drugs attack the cancer cells to stop them from growing and multiplying.
These drugs can either be used individually or in combination with other therapies like surgery, hormone therapy, or chemo and radiation together. Platinum-based chemotherapy is an example of an individualized cancer treatment.
In medical oncology services, chemotherapy can be used in various settings, depending on the type of cancer and its stage.
Chemotherapy has proven to be effective in treating several types of cancer. However, it can cause numerous side effects. The most common side effects are mild in nature and may subside once the treatment is over. Common side effects of chemotherapy include:
Chemotherapy may have certain long-lasting side effects:
Please consult with a provider to see if chemotherapy is the right option for your treatment plan.
Our infusion centers and medical centers are staffed by highly skilled oncology physicians and nurses to prepare you for your chemotherapy treatment. Consider the following:
The cost of chemotherapy will depend on your insurance plan’s coverage. Because of variations in coverage, we suggest you contact your insurance carrier or employer to verify specific coverage. You may also contact our offices to verify accepted plans.
Chemotherapy treatment is typically administered in a clinic or a hospital. However, there are some at-home treatment options like capsules, pills, tablets, liquids, or topical treatments.
Need assistance with chemotherapy? Contact us to book an appointment with the best oncology and hematology service provider in Maryland.