Piedmont Cancer Center, our inpatient and outpatient chemotherapy programs provide advanced treatment in a caring and attentive setting. Chemotherapy may be used alone for some types of cancer or in combination with other treatments such as radiation or surgery. Our medical, surgical and radiation oncology teams work collaboratively to provide seamless care should a multidisciplinary approach be needed.
In most cases, chemotherapy works by interfering with the cancer cell's ability to grow or reproduce. Different groups of drugs work in different ways to fight cancer cells. Often, a combination of chemotherapy drugs is used to fight a specific cancer.
Outpatient Piedmont's Outpatient Infusion Center provides a warm and comforting environment for individuals undergoing chemotherapy.
Inpatient Hospitalization for chemotherapy is usually limited to specific situations. It may be required for patients who need prolonged direct observation, prevention or treatment of anticipated or actual side effects, the use of special facilities, or for reducing certain treatment risks that may not be easily managed in an outpatient setting.