Chemotherapy

an experienced team with a proven track record

When you need chemotherapy treatments, you want to get care in a warm and friendly environment you can trust. As the Grand Strand area leader in blood diseases and cancer services, Coastal Cancer Center offers on-site infusion centers in each of its four convenient locations.

With You Every Step of The Way

When you’re facing a cancer diagnosis, you want an experienced oncology team with a proven track record.

What is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is a systemic cancer treatment using powerful drugs to kill rapidly growing cells throughout your body. There are numerous chemotherapy drugs used on their own or in conjunction with others to treat several different types of cancer.

Based on your condition, your physician discusses your treatment options and whether chemotherapy is right for you. In most cases, your oncologist administers your chemotherapy treatments intravenously, but some are taken orally, by injection, or as creams or gels applied to the skin to treat some forms of skin cancer.

When you undergo chemotherapy, your treatment occurs in repeating cycles. These cycles vary depending on your type of cancer and the chemotherapy drugs being used.

Why do I need chemotherapy?

Your oncologist might recommend chemotherapy for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Your primary treatment for killing cancer cells in your body
  • Shrinking tumors to prepare you for other cancer treatments, like surgery
  • Relieving signs or symptoms of your disease

In addition to treating cancer, your provider might also recommend chemotherapy to control immune system disorders like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, or to prepare your bone marrow for stem cell transplants.

What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy can cause a variety of side effects. Coastal Cancer Center has been helping residents of the Grand Strand area for 40 years, treating blood diseases and cancer to prevent and control the side effects of chemotherapy throughout cancer treatment.
Possible Side Effects
  • Hair loss
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Constipation and loss of appetite
  • Fatigue and fever
  • Mouth sores and easy bruising
  • Pain

What can I expect during chemotherapy?

Coastal Cancer Center offers comfortable, on-site infusion centers at each of its four locations. Its offices provide a warm and friendly environment with specially trained nurses to answer your questions and guide you through the chemotherapy process.

During your infusion, your provider strives to make your treatment as comfortable as possible. They provide a pillow and warm blankets, though you’re welcome to bring these types of personal items from home if you prefer.

The experienced team also understands the importance of encouragement and support during chemotherapy. They recommend bringing someone with you but limiting the number of guests to one, so everyone at the infusion center can have a similar and positive experience. Because chemotherapy drugs are powerful, children aren’t allowed in the treatment area.

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Colon Cancer

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Lung Cancer

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Lymphoma

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Call Coastal Cancer Center to schedule an appointment with our experienced oncology care team.

Our Centers

Myrtle Beach Center

8121 Rourk Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Conway Center

817 Farrar Drive, Conway, SC 29526

Loris Center

3008 Bayboro Street, Loris, SC 29569

Murrells Inlet Center

4620 Highway 17 South, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Our Providers

Other Services

Hematology

Our hematology providers are leaders in blood diseases and cancer services in the Grand Strand area.

Oncology

We are a leader in cancer treatment and a Quality Oncology Practice Initiative-certified practice.

Diagnostic Imaging

Using diagnostic imaging, we are able to obtain a complete picture of your individual situation.

Onsite Pharmacy

We have an on-site pharmacy in our Myrtle Beach office, providing prescription services to make our patients’ lives easier.

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