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Chemotherapy, Biotherapy & Infusion

As a part of your cancer treatment regimen, you may receive chemotherapy, a medication that slows the growth of or kills cancer cells. Get a personalized chemotherapy plan that best treats your specific circumstance at Avera Cancer Institute.

Chemotherapy Close to Home

When your care team recommends chemotherapy as part of your individualized plan, trust our experienced team of board-certified medical oncologists to deliver the therapies you need to:

Take advantage of chemotherapy and follow-up lab services near home at one of Avera Cancer Institute’s six regional centers or 40 outreach sites. Work closely with oncologists to make your chemotherapy treatments as convenient as possible – saving you travel time and costs.

What to Expect with Chemotherapy

During treatment you can relax in a comfortable environment. Several locations offer infusion suites where you’ll appreciate specially designed chairs that recline, heat and massage. You may also choose to receive infusions privately or with the camaraderie and support you’ll enjoy in a group setting.


Empower your body’s immune system to fight cancer with biotherapy, also known as immunotherapy. This innovative cancer treatment boosts your immune system to help it identify and eliminate cancer cells on its own. Your body may tolerate immunotherapy better than chemotherapy, which allows you to experience fewer or less severe side effects, as well.

Targeted Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer

With a diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer that has spread beyond the prostate and resists hormonal treatment, you may benefit from PROVENGE®, an immunotherapy treatment that reprograms your body’s own ability to fight back.

When you receive this treatment at Avera Cancer Institute Sioux Falls – the only site in the region to offer the complete therapy process – you’ll slow the development of the disease without experiencing the harsh side effects of chemotherapy, which means you’re more likely to maintain a better quality of life.

Home Infusion Therapy

When your treatment plan includes infusion (IV) therapy, you may be able to receive these treatments at home through Avera’s home infusion therapy program. Your treatment will be coordinated and supported by our home infusion pharmacy team available 24/7.

Care Across the Avera Region

Although you may not find all services at every location, when you become part of Avera’s comprehensive approach to continuous care, you’ll enjoy easy referral to a wide range of cancer specialists located throughout our extensive health care network. And you’ll receive close monitoring and regular follow-up care in your home community.

24/7 Cancer Support

If you live within the Avera region, you can get the support you need 24/7 and find answers to your cancer-related questions or concerns. Call or email the Avera Cancer Institute Navigation Center today.


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Related Locations

Get fast access to top-quality, comprehensive cancer care close to home. Visit one of our six major Avera Cancer Institute locations or 40 outreach centers serving South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa and North Dakota.

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