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What is Infusion Therapy?

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. 

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What Kind of Infusion Therapy Do I Need?

The list of substances that can be administered with infusion therapy is almost endless. Visitors to Cochise Oncology’s center usually come for one of three types of treatment:


Chemotherapy drugs are chemical treatments that attack cancer cells. Some types can be taken as pills, but many are delivered with infusion therapy. Chemotherapy works in many different ways depending on the type of cancer, but it typically targets rapidly dividing cells to stop cancer growth. 


Immunotherapy treats cancer using components of your immune system. It works in many ways, such as making the immune system better at seeing and attacking cancer cells. Since many immunotherapy treatments are proteins that are digested in the stomach, they are often delivered by infusion. 


Many people with hematologic (blood-related) conditions often need infusion therapy on a regular basis. Many blood disorders, including some cancers, require infusion therapy. Individuals who need these treatments can now receive them in the nearby comfort of our center. 


Simply fill out the form on this page to request an appointment and one of our knowledgable team members will reach out to you. Or call our Sierra Vista oncology center to schedule directly at (520) 803-6644.

What are the Side Effects of Infusion Therapy?

The side effects of infusion therapy vary widely depending on the treatment you receive. Chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and hematology treatments affect your body in different ways. Some of these treatments’ most common side effects include fatigue, nausea, and appetite loss. Your infusion therapy specialist and doctor will discuss what you can expect



*Individual Results May Vary


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Do you have questions about infusion therapy? Reach out to Cochise Oncology at (520) 803-6644 or fill out the consultation form on this page.

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