ALERT: COVID19 Update: For your safety, you will be asked to use a mask, if you do not have one, a mask will be provided. If a person presents with a temperature, you will be asked to return home and further instructions will be given by your health care team. For our patient’s protection, no visitors under 18 will be allowed in the offices, there is a limit one (1) visitor per patient if necessary. No visitors are allowed in the chemo infusion room. Telemedicine visits are available for routine office visits.

All Patients – Very Important: Regardless of vaccination status.  If you are experiencing a fever or cold-like like symptoms, which also include GI Symptoms and Diarrhea, you should contact your Virginia Cancer Specialists Advice Line before visiting our clinics for scheduled appointments. This includes symptoms of respiratory illness, such as coughing or difficulty breathing.  More Information-PLEASE CLICK HERE

Chemotherapy

VCS Treatments

Chemotherapy is used to treat many types of cancer.

Chemotherapy drugs are also called anticancer drugs because they work to destroy cancer cells.  Sometimes two or more drugs are used together, which is called combination chemotherapy. Chemotherapy drugs may be given orally or intravenously (via IV).  Our medical oncologists will develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient using chemotherapy drugs and sometimes other forms of cancer treatment.

Treatment side effects may not occur, or can vary depending on the treatment regimen received. Throughout treatment, patients are monitored very closely by their healthcare team and counseled about nutrition, exercise, and side-effect prevention and treatment.

We invite all of our medical oncology patients and their caregivers to attend a chemotherapy class to learn more about what to expect during treatment. See our Chemotherapy Class page for more information.

VCS Chemotherapy Class Schedule