• What is the infusion center?

    Asked by akiko on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    What is the infusion center?

    I am hospitalized for chemo treatment. Infusion center is for outpatient chemo?

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • markmather's Avatar

      If you are going through chemotherapy from home the infusion center is where you go to receive your treatments. After you receive the treatment you return home. Good luck. Keep the faith.

      over 8 years ago
    • akiko's Avatar

      Thanks :-)

      over 8 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Larger oncology offices have their own chemo suites or infusion centers. I go there for my chemo treatments. It is a large room that can accommodate up to 12 patients in reclining type chairs. Takes about 5 hours and then I go back home.

      over 8 years ago
    • TubThumping's Avatar

      I too had a sarcoma-located right shoulder. In most places the chemo regime for sarcomas is an inpatient therapy usually over the course of 4 days/3 nights. I happened to be able to go through treatment at an infusion center and was sent home on an overnight pump for the adriamycin for three nights each cycle. Instead of sitting in an infusion chair all day I was given a room since I was there between 7 - 8 hours. Also, I became seriously neutropenic, it's a wonder I never got sick.
      Good luck, praying for minimal side effects for you. Let me know if you have any questions.

      over 8 years ago
    • akiko's Avatar

      So sweet :-) Thank you so much :-)

      over 8 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      Everyone pretty much answered for you. Sending well wishes your way. :)

      over 8 years ago

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