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Cancer care | Dignity Health Medical Foundation

Chemotherapy cancer treatment

Since cancer cells grow and multiply much more quickly than other cells, chemotherapy is a drug treatment that uses powerful chemicals to damage fast-growing cells in your body. Dignity Health Medical Foundation oncologists personalize the delivery of this drug to each patient based on their cancer type and stage. Chemotherapy can be administered through IV or oral medication, topical cream, or direct placement.

Based on an individual patient's reaction to the medication, side effects of chemotherapy use may include:

  • Fatigue

  • Fever

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Decreased appetite

  • Mouth sores or irritation

  • Hair loss

  • Low platelet count

  • Menstrual irregularities

Cancer care near you

With locations across California, Dignity Health Medical Foundation is just around the corner. Schedule an appointment with an oncologist today.

Oncology locations in California

Find an oncologist

With clinics throughout California, a Dignity Health Medical Foundation oncologist is nearby and ready to assist you on your wellness journey.