Chemotherapy

At Providence, we understand that chemotherapy can be a challenging experience for cancer patients and their families. You can find peace in knowing that we are with you every step of the way. 

Our purpose is to ensure our patients have a sense of control over their chemotherapeutic treatment. Our team of oncologists and oncology nurses work in partnership with you to help ease and manage any of the difficult side effects of chemotherapy you may face throughout your journey.

At Providence, we understand that chemotherapy can be a challenging experience for cancer patients and their families. You can find peace in knowing that we are with you every step of the way. 

Our purpose is to ensure our patients have a sense of control over their chemotherapeutic treatment. Our team of oncologists and oncology nurses work in partnership with you to help ease and manage any of the difficult side effects of chemotherapy you may face throughout your journey.

For the most part, chemotherapy is given in 2-to-6-week cycles. Some patients receive their chemo as an injection or through an IV (intravenous medication); others take their chemo orally via a pill or topically through ointments. 

As you make your way through your chemo journey, our staff will work with you to create your specific treatment plan, which will go over your treatment cycle, diet and any personal needs. Your oncological team will help you to prepare for and relieve any side effects to ensure a healthy and successful recovery. 

We understand that no two patients are alike, so our oncologists will make sure you receive the best treatment for your specific cancer. You and your family will also receive the support of social workers, who help you and your loved ones cope in this challenging time.

At Providence, we stay up-to-date with the latest cancer research. As new medicines and cancer remedies are discovered, we make sure to provide the most advanced treatments on the market for your wellbeing. 

Side effects of chemotherapy vary depending on the drug, the dose, the combination, and the schedule in which they are given. In general, these drugs can cause varying degrees of nausea, vomiting, low blood counts, tingling of the fingers and toes – known as neuropathy – and the weakening of heart muscle. Your care team will help you manage any side effects you experience from your specific treatment regimen and guide you through your healing.