Not all treatments and medications can be administered as a pill. Intravenous (IV) infusion therapy is more direct and may be more effective. Infusion therapy is used to administer a wide range of treatments, from fluids to cancer drugs. Access to a convenient, comfortable location can make the experience more pleasant for those who need regularly scheduled infusion therapy.
What is Infusion Therapy?
Infusion therapy is a way of administering medications and other treatments. You can now have your treatment in Cochise Oncology’s infusion therapy center. We have provided this resource for our community, allowing you to eliminate long trips to the hospital. You may receive infusion therapy daily, weekly, or monthly depending on the type of treatment.
Infusion therapy is a method of delivering treatment using a needle or catheter. While IV therapy is the most common type in our infusion therapy center, treatment can also be injected with a syringe into your bloodstream or into a muscle, where it will be absorbed into the body.
When you visit, your IV specialist will place an IV line in a vein in your arm and attach it to your medication. Treatment flows through the IV line and into your blood, bypassing the stomach. Many medications and other treatments can only be administered into your bloodstream, often because they would not survive the digestive system. Infusion therapy lets you benefit from many powerful, effective treatment methods.