Powerful medicine to treat cancer

Chemotherapy at Anna Jaques Hospital

Chemotherapy uses powerful chemicals to kill fast-growing cells in your body or slow their growth. It can be used alone or in combination with other treatments. To ensure you get the best care available, your treatment plan may include one or more types of chemotherapy. The compassionate team at Anna Jaques Hospital will be with you every step of the way.

If the care team believes that chemotherapy is right for you, you meet with a medical oncologist, a doctor who specializes in treating cancer with chemotherapy and other types of drug therapy. Your care team will help you understand what to expect and answer any questions you have. They will ensure you receive the care you need when you need it.

The type of chemotherapy you receive depends on the type of cancer you have. This therapy is available in a variety of forms: 

  • By mouth (in a pill or liquid you swallow)
  • Intravenously (or IV, directly into a vein)
  • Topically (through a cream you rub on your skin)
  • Injected (into a muscle or under your skin)

Expert Care in Our Oncology Infusion Suite

Our Oncology Infusion Suite, located at Anna Jaques Cancer Center, offers a comfortable environment for people who need chemotherapy and other types of drug therapy. Our caring, highly trained team will do our best to make your experience as easy and comfortable as possible.

The suite offers:

  • 12 semi-private treatment chairs.
  • An experienced oncology nursing staff who delivers the latest cancer treatments to patients.
  • Expert drug preparation by the Anna Jaques pharmacy staff. The team also administers supportive care medicines, pain management and blood transfusions.

Types of Therapy at the Oncology Infusion Suite

Our medical oncology team treats cancer using traditional chemotherapy and several other types of drug therapies.

Biologic Therapy

Biologic therapy can help reduce the side effects of chemotherapy. For example, it can stimulate red blood cell production to prevent anemia (low iron in the blood).

Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy can help treat cancers that rely on hormones for tumor growth, such as certain types of breast and prostate cancers. This therapy can increase, reduce or block hormones.

Immunologic Therapy

Immunologic treatments stimulate the body's own immune system to fight cancer more effectively.

Targeted Therapy

Targeted cancer therapies are drugs or other substances that interfere with specific molecules located on certain cancer cells. These therapies destroy the cancer cells while leaving normal healthy cells alone.

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Types of Cancer We Treat

Our expert care teams provide the latest in effective treatments for all types of cancer, including:

  • Breast cancer
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
  • Gynecological cancers
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Prostate/urological cancer
  • Thoracic cancers
  • Skin cancer

Services & Specialties

Your Anna Jaques cancer care team works with other specialty providers to ensure continuity of care for all your needs.

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