Medical Oncology and Hematology
Medical Oncology and Hematology refers to the treatment of cancer with medicines, as opposed to surgery or radiation. In some situations, these medicines are used in conjunction with surgery and radiation therapy. Medical Oncology and Hematology services provide chemotherapy treatment, immunotherapy, and treatment for blood disorders.
Chemotherapy Infusion Clinic
(IV and oral therapy)
Traditional chemotherapy works by killing cells that divide rapidly. Cancer cells tend to multiply at a rapid rate. Therefore, the goal of chemotherapy is to destroy cancer cells.
The Oncology Infusion Suite has 12 semi-private treatment chairs. The oncology nursing staff delivers the latest cancer treatments to patients with the same intensity of care and the same chemotherapy and biotherapy drugs as those provided in leading Boston hospitals. The drugs are prepared on site by the Anna Jaques pharmacy staff. The team also administers supportive care medicines, pain management, blood transfusions and intravenous therapy.