Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Chemotherapy

Many patients with cancer receive chemotherapy, which is a term that describes a wide range of cancer-fighting medication. Chemotherapy is usually delivered intravenously (through an IV), and each treatment can last up to 23 hours. Patients usually require multiple treatments over the course of several weeks, months, or years.

At Sylvester/UMHC in Miami, patients receiving outpatient chemotherapy and other intravenous infusions will utilize our Comprehensive Treatment Unit (CTU), a 12,000 square foot, state-of-the art facility. The unit includes 33 comfortable recliners and 11 private rooms, all designed for patient comfort and convenience. Each chair and private room includes a television and DVD player.

Chemotherapy and infusion treatments also are available in the Deerfield Beach and Kendall locations. In fact, both satellite facilities have dedicated laboratory and pharmacy programs for patients receiving chemotherapy, as well as recently-renovated areas featuring state-of-the art equipment and amenities.

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