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.
Find more information about what to expect during treatment by watching our series of chemotherapy videos. You’ll find insight about the common side-effects you may experience during treatment.
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.