Diagnostic and therapeutic breakthroughs in chemotherapy, hormone therapy,
biotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted cancer therapies are driving advances
in the field of medical oncology.
At the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center, these cancer-fighting medications
and therapies are provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings where
patients receive individualized care.
Inpatient Oncology Unit
Community Medical Center’s oncology unit provides care to patients
diagnosed with cancer, offered in a comforting and supportive environment
by a team of highly trained nurses and other specially skilled health
While most patients are admitted to the unit for active cancer treatment,
including chemotherapy, biotherapy, radiation therapy and radioactive
implants, others are given specialized care to alleviate their symptoms
and control complications of the disease or treatment, as well as receive
Outpatient Infusion Center
Designed for patient comfort and convenience, the Outpatient Infusion Center
provides a full range of intravenous procedures for cancer treatment,
including chemotherapy, transfusions of blood and blood products, therapeutic
phlebotomy and antibiotic infusions. The center’s staff is committed
to providing quality infusion care and excellence in service, keeping
abreast of current developments and trends in the field of infusion therapy.
The new, comfortable suite includes private rooms and personal televisions
for patients receiving outpatient treatment. Additionally, lunch and snacks
are served, and patient education is provided.