Advanced Cancer Infusion Care at BASS Medical Center.

At BASS Cancer Center, our Cancer Infusion Services, under the guidance of Dr. Maya Leiva are committed to providing you with comprehensive and compassionate care throughout your infusion therapy journey.

About Cancer Infusion Therapy

Cancer Infusion: Targeted 
Therapy for Effective Cancer Care.

Cancer infusion is a vital aspect of cancer care, involving the administration of medications directly into the bloodstream. This method allows for targeted delivery of powerful therapies to combat cancer while minimizing the impact on the rest of your body.

Whether you're receiving chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or other infusion treatments, our cancer infusion services are here to support you every step of the way.

Cancer Infusion Therapy

Understanding the Fundamental 
Importance of Cancer Infusion Therapy.

Our Cancer Infusion Therapy service is a cornerstone of your cancer treatment journey, and here's why it matters

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  • Personalized Treatment Plans

    Before starting infusion therapy, the doctor will assess your medical history, cancer type, and individual needs to create a personalized treatment plan that optimizes effectiveness and minimizes side effects.

  • Understanding Your Medications

    Dr. Leiva and our team will explain the medications, their purposes, and potential side effects, as we believe informed patients are empowered when they ask questions and express concerns about their treatment.

  • Duration of Infusion Sessions

    The infusion session duration varies based on medications and the treatment plan. Our team will provide an estimated duration, aiming to ensure your comfort and efficiency in the infusion center.

  • Aftercare and Follow-Up

    After each infusion, our team will offer aftercare guidance, including monitoring potential side effects and home care steps. Dr. Leiva will schedule follow-ups to assess progress, address concerns, and adjust the treatment plan if necessary.

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Tailored care plans designed to meet your specific needs and goals.

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Providing compassionate care for all, embracing diversity and inclusivity.

  • Compassionate Cancer Care

  • Embracing Diversity, Fostering Inclusivity

  • Tailored Support for Every Patient

  • Partnering in Your Journey to Recovery

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Hematology and Oncology Advanced Practice Pharmacist

Meet Your Expert Guide - 

Dr. Maya Leiva

Dr. Maya Leiva is not only a seasoned Hematology and Oncology Advanced Practice Pharmacist; she is your expert guide through the intricacies of infusion therapy. Holding a Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy, Dr. Leiva brings a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to ensuring that your infusion experience is as seamless and comfortable as possible.

Her extensive background includes faculty appointments at pharmacy schools across the U.S., serving as a preceptor to pharmacy students and residents. Dr. Leiva's passion extends beyond the treatment room; she is a Clinical Pharmacist Leader with the National Disaster Medical System, contributing to federal disaster responses.

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Have Questions? FAQ's below

What is cancer infusion, and how does it differ from other cancer treatments?

Cancer infusion administers medications directly into the bloodstream, targeting cancer cells specifically. This method minimizes impact on healthy tissues, distinguishing it from other treatments.

What types of medications are typically administered through cancer infusion?

Medications may include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and supportive drugs to manage potential side effects, ensuring a comprehensive approach to cancer care.

How long does a typical cancer infusion session last?

The duration of an infusion session varies based on the specific treatment plan. Some sessions may take a few hours, while others may be shorter or longer, allowing for personalized care.

Is cancer infusion painful?

The infusion process itself is generally not painful. Some patients may experience discomfort during the insertion of the IV needle, but our team takes measures to minimize any potential discomfort.

What can I expect during my first consultation for cancer infusion services?

Your initial consultation with Dr. Maya Leiva involves a comprehensive discussion of your medical history, treatment plan, and any concerns you may have. This personalized approach ensures your infusion therapy aligns with your unique needs.

Are there potential side effects of cancer infusion, and how are they managed?

Side effects vary depending on the medications used. Dr. Leiva and our attentive team closely monitor patients during infusions and provide prompt care to manage any potential side effects, prioritizing your well-being.

How often will I need cancer infusion treatments?

The frequency of infusion treatments depends on your specific cancer type and treatment plan. Dr. Leiva will provide a detailed schedule tailored to your needs, ensuring a personalized and effective approach to your care.

Can I bring a companion with me during my cancer infusion sessions?

Yes, adult companions are encouraged to support during infusion sessions. We aim to create a comforting and supportive environment for both patients and their companions.

Is cancer infusion covered by insurance, and what financial support options are available?

Many insurance plans cover cancer infusion services. Our dedicated team can assist in navigating insurance coverage, and we offer resources to help manage the financial aspects of your treatment, ensuring accessibility to quality care.