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Types of Treatment for Cancer

Chemotherapy, Bio Therapy & Infusion

Chemotherapy uses strong medications to kill cancer cells or stop them from multiplying. Similarly, biotherapy uses hormones, vaccines and bacteria to fight cancer. These cancer treatment methods are sometimes referred to as medical oncology. They’re often used in combination with other treatments such as surgery or radiation.

Medical Oncology Close to Home

Take advantage of the medical oncology services at the PIH Health Comprehensive Community Cancer Program. Our specialized doctors work with other members of your cancer care team to plan the most effective way to treat your cancer close to home.

Chemo Certified Nurse

Our chemotherapy-certified nurses and oncology nurse specialists help you understand the procedures, and a clinical nurse specialist oversees the infusion center. They coordinate your care in one convenient location so you won’t have to be far from home during treatment. They will also monitor your treatment closely and explain what to expect during and after treatment.

Types of Treatment for Cancer

Chemotherapy and biotherapy can be given orally, intravenously (through an IV) or by injection. These treatments can be delivered in the hospital, at home or at the comfortable PIH Health Infusion Center, which is conveniently located on the PIH Health Whittier Hospital campus.

We also offer chemoembolization, an advanced minimally invasive treatment used for hard-to-reach tumors. Special particles are injected into an artery to cut off the blood supply to the tumor, helping to kill or shrink it.

Full-Time Cancer Pharmacist

You also benefit from our full-time, on-site oncology pharmacist and nurse educator. We help keep you safe by evaluating your cancer medications and treatments for interactions. You also get the information you need to take medications safely at home. And we’re here for follow-up care whenever you have questions.

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Contact Us

For more information about medical oncology services at PIH Health, call the Cancer Center at 562.698.0811 Ext. 12643.

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