Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy – Virtua Chemotherapy Treatment
Chemotherapy treatment is the use of medications to destroy growing cells, a hallmark of cancer.

Almost always, chemotherapy is administered in the outpatient setting, usually in a medical oncologist’s office. Chemotherapy is administered intravenously by an oncology nurse (specialty trained cancer nurse) who is certified in the administration of such medications.

Often a combination of chemotherapy drugs will be administered as clinical trials have demonstrated that combination chemotherapy is more effective than the administration of a single chemotherapy medication.

Different chemotherapy drugs have different potential side effects. When a medical oncologist consults with you, the reason for the use of chemotherapy is discussed, as well as the potential side effects. Over the past 30 years, improved chemotherapy has become available and side effects are less likely to occur.

When side effects of chemotherapy do occur, here are some of the most common:

  • Anemia
  • Appetite changes
  • Bleeding problems
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue (feeling weak and very tired)
  • Hair loss (alopecia)
  • Infection
  • Memory changes
  • Mouth and throat changes
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Nerve changes
  • Pain
  • Sexual and fertility changes in men and women
  • Skin and nail changes
  • Swelling (fluid retention)
  • Urination changes
Virtua offers chemotherapy treatment for New Jersey patients through the Penn Medicine | Virtua Cancer Program.

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locations

Virtua Samson Cancer Center - Moorestown

Virtua Samson Cancer Center - Moorestown

350 Young Avenue (in the Moorestown Commons Shopping Center)
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Phone: 856-247-7370
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Penn Medicine | Virtua Cancer Program - Voorhees

200 Bowman Drive
Voorhees, NJ 08043

Phone: 856-247-7370
Virtua Primary Care - Washington Township

Penn Medicine | Virtua Cancer Program - Washington Township

239 Hurffville - Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ 08080

Phone: 856-341-8400
Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes

Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

1600 Haddon Avenue
Camden, NJ 08103

Phone: 856-757-3500
Virtua Willingboro Hospital

Virtua Willingboro Hospital

218A Sunset Road
Willingboro , NJ 08046

Phone: 609-835-2900

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