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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Cancer infusion administers medications directly into the bloodstream, targeting cancer cells specifically. This method minimizes impact on healthy tissues, distinguishing it from other treatments.
Medications may include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and supportive drugs to manage potential side effects, ensuring a comprehensive approach to cancer care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.