We offer intravenous therapy, or IV therapy, to help support you through some of the side effects that you may experience as a result of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or immunotherapy. IV therapy is the infusion of liquids directly into a vein. A nurse will insert a small catheter into your vein or port so fluids and/or medications can be administered back into the bloodstream and distributed to all vital cells.
Your IV therapies may include:
- Fluids to replenish body fluids lost through diarrhea, vomiting, or a loss of appetite
- Anti-nausea medications to help control and/or prevent these symptoms
- Injections of growth factors that stimulate bone marrow to produce more red and white blood cells to prevent and manage neutropenia and anemia
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