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Chemotherapy Treatment in NJ

The Steeplechase Cancer Center, located on the campus of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerset, provides chemotherapy in state-of-the-art facilities that are convenient for residents of New Jersey. We also offer diagnostic services, treatment, and follow-up care for a wide range of cancers, including breast, prostate, skin, lung, colorectal, neurologic, hematologic, and gynecologic cancers.

What Is Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells throughout the body. These drugs enter the bloodstream and go throughout the body. If you need chemotherapy, also called chemo, a medical oncologist who specializes in your cancer diagnosis will determine the best type of chemotherapy for you. Chemo is usually given intravenously, but it can also be given in pill form, and is usually done on an outpatient basis.

Cancer Chemotherapy Centers in NJ

Chemotherapy is conducted by highly skilled, certified oncology-trained registered nurses in our Outpatient Infusion Center and Inpatient Oncology Pavilion. Our outpatient infusion centers and inpatient oncology centers are staffed by experienced, certified nurses and specialty skilled staff. With relaxing accommodations, televisions, and a supportive staff, our centers are designed to maximize your comfort and convenience. Our staff is highly-trained and certified in oncology nursing and chemotherapy administration.

Same day chemotherapy is available through our partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Jersey's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Our same-day chemotherapy unit is open seven days a week for your convenience.

Our cancer chemotherapy centers also offer additional medical oncology treatments including hormonal therapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapies.

About Chemotherapy Treatment

Sometimes, chemotherapy is used as the only cancer treatment. But more often, you will get chemotherapy along with surgery, radiation therapy, or biological therapy. Chemotherapy can be used to make a tumor smaller before surgery or radiation therapy or to destroy cancer cells that may remain after surgery or radiation therapy. Chemo can also be used to destroy cancer cells that have come back (recurrent cancer) or spread to other parts of your body (metastatic cancer). Each patient's treatment regimen is individualized according to the type of cancer, the size of the tumor, the location of the tumor, whether the cancer has spread, and the general health of each patient

To learn more about our cancer specialists, visit our physician finder.