Outpatient infusion service delivers intravenous (IV) cancer treatment without requiring a hospital stay. This includes:
At Dignity Health, we are dedicated to providing specialized, world-class cancer care in a warm and friendly environment. Our Dignity Health – Cancer Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center headquartered in Arizona. If you are interested in outpatient infusion services in Arizona, Find a Doctor near you today or call (844) 214-5236.
Why Outpatient Infusion is Performed
Your doctor may recommend outpatient infusion services when you need chemotherapy for cancer. It may also be necessary to treat cancer-related conditions, such as pain and infection. Outpatient treatment allows you to continue to work or attend school, and spend more time with friends and family. Staying out of the hospital also decreases your risk of infection.
What to Expect During Outpatient Infusion at Dignity Health
Dignity Health’s Outpatient Infusion Center specializes in intravenous treatments for a variety of medications. We want you to be as comfortable as possible during treatment, providing ample amenities to help keep you relaxed and occupied while receiving your infusion. We know you want to continue your career, family, and leisure activities as normally as possible. With outpatient infusion, you can get back to what is most important to you.
Recovery After Outpatient Infusion
The length of time you need to spend at the treatment center can vary depending on your treatment. In most cases, you should plan on spending most of your day there. This allows enough time for pre-treatment blood testing, drug preparation, treatment administration, and recovery. For recovery, the staff will want to see that your vital signs are stable and you are well enough to leave. You may find it is more comfortable to have someone drive you home.
Your cancer care team will review any aftercare instructions with you before you leave. Following them will help you get back to feeling like yourself. Make sure you contact your cancer care team if you have any problems after you are home. Dignity Health offers specialized cancer care, including outpatient infusion services, in Arizona.