Medical Oncology at Morristown Regional Cancer Center
In the Medical Oncology department at Morristown Regional Cancer Center, we offer state-of-the-art chemotherapy and infusion services in our 14-chair infusion center. Our skilled staff will use the latest technology to help you in your fight against cancer or hematologic issues. We offer traditional chemotherapy as well as targeted therapy and immunotherapy.
What is Chemotherapy?
We also provide chemotherapy treatment when you need it.
Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells, control their growth, or relieve pain symptoms. This therapy may involve one drug, or a combination of two or more drugs, depending on the type of cancer and its rate of progression. It can be used in combination with other treatments, such as surgery or radiation therapy.
Chemotherapy can be administered to you in three ways:
- Intravenous (IV) — A needle is inserted into a vein and attached with tubing to a plastic bag holding the chemotherapy drugs.
- Oral — Chemotherapy drugs are given to you in pill or liquid form.
- Injections — The drugs are administered into your muscle, under the skin, or directly into a cancer lesion, depending on the type or location of your cancer.
Whichever method of chemotherapy you need, you are in good hands. Our cancer nurses at Morristown Regional Cancer Center are highly trained and skilled in administering chemotherapy.
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