Medical oncology is the study and treatment of cancers with chemicals (chemotherapy), biological products and immunotherapy.
At Covenant Cancer Treatment Center outpatient chemotherapy and hematology services are delivered by oncology physicians and nurses who provide comprehensive care, emotional support for center patients and their families, and patient education in all stages of the disease process. Certified medical lab technicians provide on-site laboratory services such as blood chemistry profiles, complete blood counts and oncology liver profiles.
Chemotherapy kills cancer cells and tumors with chemotherapeutic drugs given IV (in the vein) or IM (in the muscle). Some anticancer agents are taken orally (by mouth). Chemotherapy is usually systemic treatment, meaning that the drugs flow through the bloodstream to nearly every part of the body.
Covenant Cancer Treatment Center provides all chemotherapy services on an outpatient basis in a pleasant environment with expansive windows and televisions. There is also adequate space for your friends and loved ones to visit and comfort you. In addition to your physician, our full-time team of medical laboratory technicians and registered nurses, trained in chemotherapy, are available for care, emotional support and patient education in all stages of the disease process. Laboratory services such as blood chemistry profiles, complete blood counts and oncology liver profiles are done on-site at Covenant Cancer Treatment Center.
Patients receive chemotherapy, maintenance and regular follow-ups as outpatients. For patients needing both radiation therapy and chemotherapy services, Covenant Cancer Treatment Center is the only multidisciplinary treatment center, providing both therapies at one, convenient location with a team committed to providing exceptional coordinated care.
Chemotherapy treatment is offered for a variety of malignant and hematological conditions Lymphoma including:
- Bladder, Brain, Breast
- Gallbladder, Gastric, Gastrointestinal
- Leukemia, Lung, Lymphoma
- Melanoma,Multiple Myeloma
- Soft Tissue
Hematology is a distinct subspecialty of internal medicine, separate from but overlapping with the subspecialty of medical oncology. Hematology is the study of blood, the blood-forming organs and blood diseases. Hematologist treat bleeding disorders (such as hemophilia) and hematological malignancies (such as lymphoma and leukemia) to name a few.