Where You Receive Chemotherapy

You may receive chemotherapy in your health care provider's office, or in a clinic in your hospital's outpatient department, or at a hospital as an inpatient. Sometimes you may even get chemotherapy in your home.

The choice of where you receive chemotherapy depends on your health, which drug or drugs you are getting, your hospital's policies, your lifestyle needs, and your health care provider's preferences.

When you first start chemotherapy, you may need to stay at the hospital for a short time so that your health care provider can watch the medicine's effects closely and make adjustments.

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