Chemotherapy uses powerful drugs and metabolic agents to kill cancer cells, control their growth or relieve pain. Physicians on the medical staff can use chemotherapy in combination with other treatments, such as surgery or radiation therapy, to attempt to destroy cancer cells Chemotherapy can be given in several different ways: intravenously (through a vein), by mouth or by an injection.
Chemotherapy differs from radiation therapy or surgery in that it is almost always used as a systemic treatment. This means the medicines travel throughout the whole body or system rather than being confined or localized to one area. This allows the medicine to reach cancer cells that may have spread to other parts of the body.
To help our patients balance their time away from work and home Texas Health Dallas is proud to offer infusion options close to home. In addition to the infusion center located on campus, there are centers in Arlington, Mesquite and Plano.