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Chemotherapy is the process in which patients receive chemicals known for killing cancer cells within the body. Patients can receive chemotherapy in a variety of ways, including pills, shots or injections into muscles, arteries or veins.
If your gynecologic oncologist recommends chemotherapy as a part of your comprehensive treatment plan, one of our medical oncologists will create and manage a chemotherapy regimen specific to your cancer. Our approach to chemotherapy includes the use of new treatments to better target cancer cells, including hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in cases where cancer has spread to surrounding organs.
At the Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service, each patient receiving chemotherapy is assigned a nurse liaison or patient navigator to make this stage of care as smooth as possible. The patient navigator answers any questions or concerns and helps with scheduling appointments.