Chemotherapy involves the use of chemical agents to kill cancer cells and prevent them from spreading. There are dozens of drugs that interfere with the cancer cells’ ability to divide and grow. This disruption of cell growth can kill cancer cells, limit the size of tumors and prevent cancer from spreading. A patient’s chemotherapy plan depends on their specific diagnosis and stage.

As a service to our patients, we are now able to dispense oral chemotherapy prescriptions and other medications related to your treatment. Just as with injectable chemotherapy, we will verify your prescription benefits and research patient assistance and co-pay assistance to help you receive your prescriptions in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Utah Cancer Specialists has prepared this short presentation to help answer some of your initial questions.  Please invite your family to view this film with you.  We also encourage you to attend one of our Chemo Classes.  Ask your care team when there is a class that will be convenient for you.