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Chemotherapy Cancer Treatment

Chemotherapy or “chemo” is the use of any medicine to treat any disease and can work throughout the whole body. Your healthcare team may use chemotherapy alone or with other therapies as part of your treatment to attack cancerous cells.

What are the types of chemotherapy?

Cancer-treating chemotherapy consists of more than 100 drugs. These are used by themselves or combined with other medicines or therapies. The drugs vary by chemical composition, dosage, administration, how well they treat different types of cancer, and side effects.

How does chemotherapy work against cancer?

The three uses for chemotherapy in cancer treatment are to cure cancer, control cancer, and soothe pain. The medicine targets cells while they are forming new cells. Your healthcare team’s knowledge of the different types of and uses for chemotherapy helps them determine which drugs should work for your cancer, and in what doses.

How is chemotherapy administered?

Depending on the type of cancer you have and the treatment you are receiving, your chemo may be taken orally, injected by needle, IV, port or catheter, through an implantable pump, or even topically.

Where do you go for this treatment?

Your chemo may be administered in your oncologist’s office, clinic or in one of Baton Rouge General's infusion centers.

Locations

Pennington Cancer Center Infusion Center

Located in Baton Rouge General Pennington Cancer Center - Bluebonnet
8585 Picardy Avenue, Suite 115
Medical Tower 2, Back Entrance
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Pennington Cancer Center Infusion Center

Located in Baton Rouge General Pennington Cancer Center - Bluebonnet
8585 Picardy Avenue, Suite 212
Medical Tower 2, Entrance 2
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

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