Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells. It is often used to treat breast cancer, either by itself or following breast cancer surgery.

Treating Breast Cancer With Chemotherapy

Depending on the stage and type of breast cancer, chemotherapy may be:

  • Taken by mouth
  • Given as an injection
  • Given as an infusion

The Magee-Womens Breast Cancer Program in Pittsburgh, provides a private atmosphere where you can receive chemotherapy.

Other comprehensive services include:

  • Laboratory specimen collection
  • Administration of blood and blood products
  • Maintenance of center venous access devices
  • Intraperitoneal ports
  • Patient navigation and social work services
  • Psychosocial counseling
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Ostomy care

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