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Infusion Therapies Beyond Cancer Care

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Categories: Cancer

Did you know two-thirds of outpatient infusion services at Doylestown Hospital are for treatments other than chemotherapy?

When it comes to infusion services, many people are familiar with chemotherapy, but infused medications are also available to treat other medical conditions such as MS (multiple sclerosis) and RA (rheumatoid arthritis).

"We have many patients who use infusion services for blood products and IV fluid replacement, targeted therapies for RA, Crohn's, IV antibiotics and MS, " says Rachel Saks, MSS,LSW,OSW-C, director of Doylestown Health's Cancer Institute.

Outpatient Infusion Unit Amenities

At the core of the Outpatient Infusion Unit is clinical care, comfort and convenience. The unit includes private rooms as well as common space for treatment to meet patient needs.

Our spacious and comfortable unit provides patients with state-of-the-art devices, equipment and infusion pumps, a dedicated pharmacist, social worker, and nurse practitioner on site who serve as a resource for our nurses and patients. The Cancer Institute also has an on-site laboratory, so patients may have lab work done while receiving treatment.

"Our entire team is focused on meeting the needs of each and every patient and to provide them with education, support and care to make their treatment as easy as possible," says Rachel.

Our experienced, oncology-certified nurses spend extra time with new patients on the first day of treatment carefully going over each step of the care plan. They provide each patient with a personalized calendar, which contains information about everything from possible side effects to pain management.

About Doylestown Health's Cancer Institute

Doylestown Health's Cancer Institute offers patients the quality care they expect from a leader in cancer diagnosis and treatment — close to home. Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and a member of Jefferson's Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network, our board-certified physicians and oncology-certified practitioners provide comprehensive, coordinated care and services for the full range of cancer diagnoses including breast, lung, urologic, gastrointestinal and other cancers.

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