At Rush-Copley's Infusion Center, patients are cared for on an outpatient basis with chemotherapy, antibiotics, blood transfusions, intravenous medication, other non-oral medications, or central line care. Our highly trained staff of registered nurses have had extensive experience in the administration of medications, fluids and blood products. What's more, the staff spends a great deal of time with the patients, educating them on side effects, nutrition and other health information.
Rush-Copley Cancer Care Center offers private outpatient and inpatient chemotherapy. Physicians and staff provide nearly 12,000 chemotherapy treatments to patients annually. There are five private rooms exclusively for chemotherapy treatments, each with a window and television for the patient's comfort during treatments. Rush-Copley oncologists also offer chemotherapy patients the opportunity to participate in research protocols using leading-edge therapies.
Chemotherapy involves adminstering drugs that kill cancer cells and stops them from growing. It can be used alone or combined with other treatments. Care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of physicians, specialty nurses and pharmacists.