The OSUCCC – James chemotherapy program provides cancer patients with leading-edge cancer treatment in a caring, supportive environment with internationally recognized medical expertise, education and research.
There is no such thing as a routine cancer, and every person’s disease is different, with individually unique genes and molecules driving that disorder. At the OSUCCC – James, our cancer subspecialists are world-renowned experts who reach across medical disciplines (medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, molecular and biological pathologists, genetic scientists and more) to design the very best treatment plan and therapies to target each patient’s specific disease.
Chemotherapy, often shortened to chemo, uses carefully selected drugs to destroy cancer cells or stop them from dividing in order to cure, control or reduce cancer symptoms. Chemotherapy drugs can be taken by mouth or injected into a vein or muscle. When the drugs enter the bloodstream, they can reach cancer cells throughout the body (called systemic chemotherapy). Combination chemotherapy uses more than one anticancer drug.
Chemotherapy treatment usually takes place in an outpatient part of the hospital, at the doctor's office or in the home. Some people may need to stay in the hospital for treatment.
At the OSUCCC – James, highly specialized, coordinated support teams provide additional care (also called palliative care) for chemotherapy patients. This includes spiritual, emotional, psychological and nutritional counseling.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer and would like a second opinion, or if you would like to speak with a cancer specialist, please call The James Line at 800-293-5066 or 614-293-5066 to make an appointment.