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Chemotherapy & Immunotherapy

The Right Combination of Chemo to Meet Your Unique Needs

At MultiCare, you have access to the latest anti-cancer drugs (chemotherapy). You also benefit from our experience in successfully treating many types of cancer. Our focus on your safety and peace of mind during treatment helps you achieve exceptional results.

Chemotherapy at MultiCare Regional Cancer Center: Why Choose Us?

MultiCare is home to a highly skilled team of doctors called medical oncologists who specialize in all forms of chemotherapy, including but not limited to chemotherapy, targeted therapy, hormonal therapy and immunotherapy. All of our medical oncologists completed additional training after medical school through fellowships. This level of expertise helps us select the right combination of chemotherapy drugs and tailor them to meet your unique needs.

Additional highlights of our program include:

  • Clinical trials: We have been offering promising new chemotherapy drugs through clinical trials since the early 1980s. Today, we are a trusted partner in international clinical trials and a proud affiliate of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. These efforts give you access to care options that are not widely available. Read more about cancer research and clinical trials.
     
  • Convenience: We deliver chemotherapy at MultiCare locations throughout the South Puget Sound so you can receive care close to home. Many of our locations offer appointments in the early morning and evening to accommodate your schedule. Find out more about our cancer center locations.
     
  • Coordination: We take care of all the details related to your care so you can focus on the things that matter most to you. Our nurse navigators help schedule appointments and coordinate the many services you may need. We also provide prompt responses to any questions you have. Find out more about our nurse navigators.

Get a Second Opinion

If you have questions about your diagnosis or cancer care plan, our oncologists are ready to help. Second opinions are often covered by insurance and give you the opportunity to talk with our cancer experts about the care that’s best for you. We may be able to see you in as little as two business days. For more information or to request an appointment, please call us at 253-403-6399 or complete our appointment request form.

Our Focus on Your Safety During Chemotherapy

Our team includes cancer specialists whose sole focus is helping you have a safe chemotherapy experience.

You receive care from experts in:

  • Oncology nursing: All of the nurses involved in your care have completed training and received certification in chemotherapy. This level of training offers an added layer of protection and leads to more precise care – even with complex treatment plans.
     
  • Oncology pharmacy: MultiCare is the only program in the South Puget Sound with on-site pharmacists who focus on anti-cancer drugs. The pharmacists continuously evaluate your chemotherapy to make sure you are receiving the right dose at the right time. Pharmacists also recommend changes to your treatment plan to minimize side effects of cancer treatment.
     
  • Cardio-oncology: Chemotherapy and radiation therapy may increase your risk for certain problems, such as abnormal heart rhythms. Our cardio-oncologist delivers specialized care that allows you to continue receiving chemotherapy while lowering your risk for further complications. Find out more about cardio-oncology.

Chemotherapy Orientation Program

Before you begin treatment, you and your loved ones are encouraged to attend our orientation program where we:

  • Introduce you to our team and explain each person’s role in your care
  • Explain how treatments work, the side effects you may experience and tips to manage them at home
  • Connect you with one of our cancer pharmacists who reviews your treatment plan and tells you more about the drugs you will be receiving
  • Tell you how you can get in touch with our team, including cancer support specialists, such as social workers, in between treatments if needed

Chemotherapy at MultiCare: What to Expect

We schedule chemotherapy around your busy life. Many of our patients continue with their daily activities and participate in special occasions with loved ones.

Many patients receive chemotherapy by infusion. This technique allows us to deliver your medications in liquid form by placing a needle in a vein. At MultiCare, you receive this type of chemotherapy in a special facility called an infusion center.

Our infusion centers offer a comfortable care environment with many helpful amenities, including:

  • Chemotherapy chairs that recline
  • The option to receive care in a group setting close to other patients or in an area that offers more privacy
  • Complimentary drinks and snacks
  • Additional services you may need, such as lab tests, within walking distance

Our Support Services

Supportive clinic. You can also expect to receive care through our supportive clinics in the days following your chemotherapy treatments. We offer services such as medications that lower your risk of infection or relieve side effects, such as nausea. Our supportive clinics are open seven days a week, so you can get the care you need, when you need it, and keep your treatment moving forward.

Integrative therapies. We also offer integrative therapies. These treatments, which include massage and acupuncture, can help you get much-needed relief from unpleasant side effects such as nausea. Find out more about integrative therapies.

Additional support services. You have access to additional support services including recommendations from nutritionists who specialize in helping people with cancer maintain a healthy weight. You may also benefit from seeing our specially trained audiologists if chemotherapy is affecting your hearing. Find out more about cancer care services.

Contact Us

For more information or to request an appointment, please call us at 253-403-6399 or complete our appointment request form.