Chemotherapy is a general term meaning the use of drugs given to shrink or kill cancer cells. Some cancers are curable with chemotherapy, and there are many new kinds of chemotherapy currently being developed that target cancer cells without affecting normal cells.
At Harrington Cancer Center, only registered nurses who have completed the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) chemotherapy and biotherapy course will administer your chemotherapy. Harrington Cancer Center has a pharmacy on-site, providing timely and accurate delivery of medications for our patients. Our pharmacy staff prepares all chemotherapy given at the Cancer Center, fills prescriptions related to treatment and provides individual patient instruction with each prescription.