Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy. It's one big term that can mean all sorts of things.

Being treated with chemotherapy is very different today than it was even a few years ago, thanks to advancements in research. However, whether your chemotherapy is a pill or infusion, we are with you every step of the way. We offer alternative appointment options to accommodate busy lives.

At Nebraska Medicine, your team will discuss your personalized chemotherapy regimen with you.

Advancements in chemotherapy have also thankfully in some cases meant fewer and less intense side effects like nausea, pain and feeling lethargic. Helping you maintain your quality of life and daily activities the way you want them to be.

Your Nebraska Medicine team works hard to make sure you are comfortable during your infusions. Your team is available to make sure you can maintain a good quality of life even has your undergoing treatment.

Your whole team - belonging to a broad range of specialties - will continuously monitor the impacts of the treatments, and often patients we treat are amazed at how much life can feel normal as you undergo your plan.

The Most Specialized Cancer Experts in Nebraska

Our medical oncologists - doctors who specialize in treating cancer - are trained in targeted disease specialties, making each an expert in his or her specific type of cancer and how best to combine chemotherapy and other treatments. Our team of specialists strive to provide you with the right treatment at the right time, and the fewest side effects possible. Your team of physicians, case management nurses and expert pharmacy staff will be with you every step of the way.

The Latest Chemotherapy Drugs and Research Breakthroughs

The same doctors you see for treatment are also investigating new ways to make chemotherapy more effective with fewer side effects. Simply put, thanks to Nebraska Medicine's partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, you're getting the latest treatment options and advice available anywhere in the region. Patients undergoing cancer treatment at Nebraska Medicine also have access to our 24/7 Infusion Center at the Peggy D. Cowdery Patient Care Center, which serves as both a treatment center and 24/7 urgent-care-type facility. A rare offering in the region.

Addressing Your Personal Care Needs

Addressing a patient’s physical, educational, emotional and spiritual needs are important aspects of providing a more complete and holistic approach to care. A host of amenities and supportive services are available to help meet these needs. This includes personal care services such as wigs, wig fittings, prosthetic and bra fittings, yoga, massage therapy, skin care and make-up lessons specifically geared for people with or recovering from cancer are also provided in a private setting.

Cancer Support Services

Finding out that you have cancer can be a very emotional and difficult time. You will likely have many questions and issues to work through. We will be with you every step of the way. Nebraska Medicine offers a host of cancer support services to help you with your physical, emotional, educational and financial needs.

We're Here for you Long After Your Treatment

Our Survivorship Clinic is designed to help you deal with the emotional and physical challenges cancer can leave behind such as fear of recurrence, physical and medical long-term side effects and helping you return to a normal life again. It will also help you transition back into the care of your primary care physician.

Accreditations and Awards

Quality Oncology Practice Initiative

Nebraska Medicine has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The QOPI® Certification Program (QCP™) certifies oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for cancer care. This certification reaffirms our commitment to providing patients with high quality cancer care. For more information, please visit: http://www.instituteforquality.org/qopi-qcp.