If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you may feel apprehensive about undergoing chemotherapy and dealing with the uncomfortable side effects. At Sutter Cancer Centers, our cancer care teams work with you to select the best drug therapy for your condition, whether it be chemotherapy or new, precision-medicine options.
Oncologists at Sutter Cancer Centers specialize in treating cancer with medicine, coordinating and overseeing your medical care from the moment of diagnosis through survivorship. We offer immunotherapy, a new class of cancer drugs that prompt your immune system to attack cancer cells, and several hormone-based therapies that can interrupt cancer growth. Targeted therapy also provides a way to deliver medications to specific targets on cancer cells, minimizing the effect on surrounding healthy cells. Stem cell transplants are also available for certain cancer patients with compromised immune systems.
Chemotherapy and other oncology treatments are typically delivered on an outpatient basis at our Infusion Therapy Centers, staffed by certified oncology-trained nurses. However, when needed, some patients may stay one of our hospitals to be monitored and receive treatment. We provide infusion for chemotherapy, blood product transfusions, hydration, total parenteral nutrition, antibiotics, iron, immunoglobulin, or other therapeutic agents. Outpatient pre- and post-stem cell transplant care is also provided.
For patients who need infusion to treat cancer or counteract side effects of treatment, Sutter Cancer Centers offer convenient outpatient infusion therapy services in Sacramento, Roseville, Davis, Vallejo and Auburn. Valet parking is offered at the Sacramento and Roseville locations.
Sutter Cancer Centers staff are very aware of the challenges patients and families often face during chemotherapy. Our centers offer extensive support services, including patient and family counseling, support groups, oncology nutrition counseling and an exceptional range of classes to help you and your loved ones address emotional and spiritual issues.