Advanced Chemotherapy Treatment
A cancer diagnosis may mean your doctor determines that chemotherapy is a necessary treatment to combat or slow down the disease. Chemotherapy is the administration of drugs or a combination of drugs delivered by topical ointment, a pill, or through an IV infusion, depending on the cancer type.
Your Treatment Plan
Your treatment plan will be determined by your oncology physician based on your diagnosis, the stage of cancer and your overall health. Once the appropriate chemotherapy is determined, our healthcare team will provide you with information about your therapy along with information about support services that are available to you.
Our Quality of Care
The team providing your care may consist of doctors, navigators, and dieticians depending on your needs. In addition, our nurses are chemotherapy and biotherapy trained and many are certified by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation, which is above and beyond standard accreditations. Our compassionate support services also include a child life therapist, social workers, palliative care, and spiritual support.
Supporting Our Patients
We understand that a cancer diagnosis can be frightening so each patient is treated with individualized care to meet their needs. Working with your doctor, we will keep you informed about your treatment, taking time to answer your questions and talk through your concerns.
The most common method of chemotherapy is by IV infusion which is administered through a needle in your vein or a port in your arm or chest. Since IV infusion can take from thirty minutes to several hours, our infusion center is designed with TLC in mind and is equipped with comfortable seating, DVDs, WiFi, blanket warmers and pillows.
Because we want you to feel supported in every way, you may also choose to have one adult family member accompany you to your appointment. During your treatment, our attentive healthcare professionals will offer you refreshments and nutrition, if needed. Cancer survivors who volunteer their time at our center are often on hand to offer further support and extra care.
What Are The Side Effects
Depending on your chemo drug dosage, side effects may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, and hair and skin alterations. Our team will help you manage any side effects, including coordinating with a dietician to support your dietary needs and changes. If you experience hair loss, our staff can assist you with a wig, hat, turban or scarf, should this be your choice. We also assist our patients with breast prosthesis, bras and lymphedema sleeves.
Your Care Is Our Priority
Our priority is to be your support team throughout your treatment while providing you with the most advanced treatment available. The pavilion is located at 225 Candler Drive, Savannah, GA and is open from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information about chemotherapy services at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler, please call 912-819-5704.
The LCRP in the Low Country
Because we want to make it as convenient as possible for you, we offer two locations for infusion in South Carolina.
Learn more about our services in South Carolina.