Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy Destroys Cancer Cells

Chemotherapy uses special drugs or drug combinations to destroy cancer cells. These drugs can be used as the primary treatment, or they can be combined with radiation therapy and/or surgery.

Chemotherapy is most frequently given through a vein, however there are times when it can be taken by mouth or by an injection. Oncology nurses, under direct medical supervision, administer the chemotherapy drugs and provide instructions to help patients through treatments.

A specific, individualized treatment plan is developed by the physician for each patient. The length and frequency of chemotherapy treatment depends on a variety of factors. Prior to the start of treatment, the medical oncologist will explain a treatment plan to the patient.

Chemotherapy Can Be Administered Close To You

Chemotherapy is provided in the serene surroundings at two of our cancer centers – Hahne Regional Cancer Center in DuBois and the Nathaniel D. Yingling M.D. Cancer Center in Clearfield.

But some chemotherapy can be given to patients in the outpatient areas of our hospitals. At Penn Highlands Brookville, chemotherapy can be given in the Short Stay Unit. At Penn Highlands Elk, oncology staff provides care, including chemotherapy, for patients who have been diagnosed with cancer at the Ridgway Campus.

And there is also another option. If criteria is met, chemotherapy can be administered at home with the home health services of Penn Highlands Community Nurses.

These services are all offered in conjunction with Oncology Hematology Services of Northern PA.

Chemotherapy at Penn Highlands

Chemotherapy is provided in the serene surrounding at the Hahne Regional Cancer Center at Penn Highlands DuBois West.

  • Chemotherapy
  • Hematology
  • Immunotherapy
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology

Hahne Regional Cancer Center

Penn Highlands DuBois
DuBois PA, 15801
814-375-3535

Chemotherapy is provided in the serene surrounding at the Nathaniel D. Yingling, MD, Cancer Center next to Penn Highlands Clearfield.

  • Chemotherapy
  • Hematology
  • Immunotherapy
  • Medical Oncology

Nathaniel D. Yingling, MD Cancer Center

815 Doctors' Drive
Clearfield PA, 16830
814-768-2132

Chemotherapy is provided in the serene surrounding at the Penn Highlands Brookville Short Stay Unit.

  • Chemotherapy
  • Hematology
  • Immunotherapy
  • Medical Oncology

Penn Highlands Brookville

100 Hospital Road
Brookville PA, 15825
814-849-2312

Chemotherapy is provided in the serene surrounding at the Penn Highlands Elk - Ridgway Campus outpatient office.

  • Chemotherapy
  • Hematology
  • Immunotherapy
  • Medical Oncology

Penn Highlands Elk - Ridgway Campus

104 Metoxet Street
Ridgway PA, 15853

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Upcoming Chemotherapy Events

January 20191312:00 AM

Breast Cancer Support Group - Jan 2019

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February 20191012:00 AM

Breast Cancer Support Group - Feb 2019

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March 20191012:00 AM

Breast Cancer Support Group - Mar 2019

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April 20191412:00 AM

Breast Cancer Support Group - Apr 2019

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