Providing chemotherapy treatment for many cancer types.
Sometimes called systemic therapy, chemotherapy is given to treat cancer as well as prevent its recurrence. This medication flows through the whole body and works by targeting fast-growing cells — cancer cells, as well as others — and destroying them.
Chemotherapy is generally given to patients in cycles — a treatment period is followed by a recovery period before another treatment period begins.
Chemotherapy is a common treatment for many cancers, used alone or in conjunction with surgery or radiation therapy.
Learn more about what to expect and how to prepare for chemotherapy treatment at Sharp and read our guide on food safety during cancer treatment.
Types of chemotherapy treatments.
- Heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy
- Biologic therapy
Why choose Sharp for chemotherapy treatment?
- Sharp HealthCare is a leader in oncology research with a team dedicated to offering the latest in cancer clinical trials for almost every tumor type
- Patients receive chemotherapy and other supportive medical treatments from specialty-trained nurses in a comfortable lounge area or private room and return home the same day
Helpful chemotherapy resources.
While our team of clinical experts is always happy to address any questions you may have, we also recommend reviewing the following resources.
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