When your treatment plan includes chemotherapy, you will be seen at our clean, comfortable,
state-of-the-art Infusion Center located in the Georgia Cancer Center.
Infusion therapy, the process of introducing medications intravenously, using a needle
or catheter, into a patient’s vein, is an important part of cancer treatment. Infusion
- Chemotherapy: Where strong drugs are administered to patients in order to destroy rapidly growing
- Biotherapy: Also known as immunotherapy, where medications are given to patients to suppress, or boost, their immune systems
during treatment to help fight infections or cancers.
- Other Therapies: We also administer other infusions such as iron, fluids and blood products.
Our Infusion Nurses
The Georgia Cancer Center has assembled a highly-trained team of infusion nurses.
The registered nurses administering your infusion therapies have many years of experience
taking care of chemotherapy patients. They are certified in chemotherapy and biotherapy
through the Oncology Nursing Society.
The infusion team works closely with your physician to address any issues during your
treatment. If you have any concerns, please share them with your infusion nurse. They
will educate you about your treatment and any side effects that you might experience.
They also will contact other service providers such as social workers, dietitians,
or your Nurse Navigator to help take care of any problems you may be experiencing.
We are located on the second floor of the Georgia Cancer Center. The Infusion Center is equipped with:
- 30 comfortable recliner chairs: Infusion chairs are arranged in sections, called “pods”, of six chairs each. Individual
chairs have accommodations for two guests.
- 6 private rooms with beds: Private rooms are available, as needed, for patients who are sick or require longer
Chemo 101 Class
For new patients and their families, we offer a class to educate them about chemotherapy
as part of their cancer treatment. This class outlines the basics including, what
happens during chemotherapy, what are the side effects and how are they managed, how
to keep a positive attitude during treatment, and patient resources. The class meets:
Day and Time: Every Friday @ 2:00 pm
Location: Out-patient Clinic, Rm 2515
Registration is Required: Please stop by or call the scheduling desk at 706-721-6744.