Chemotherapy

Overview

Chemotherapy, given orally or through a vein, uses powerful drugs to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy does not typically require a hospital stay, so you can return to the comfort of home when you are finished with treatment.

We work with you to make the experience as comfortable as possible.

We offer multiple infusion centers for your convenience. Our team provides compassionate, personalized service to ensure that you receive the best possible care.
 

Why Choose Chemotherapy at Vanderbilt

  • Multiple care locations

    We have multiple infusion centers, which means you can find a location close to you. We offer evening hours, making it easy to fit your chemotherapy treatment around your schedule. 

  • Personalized care

    We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. We help you navigate your treatment options to ensure that you receive the best possible care.

  • Latest treatment

    As a research-based cancer center, we are at the forefront of the latest treatments, including regional therapy, which delivers chemotherapy directly to the affected area and usually has fewer side effects. Our commitment to research means that you receive the most current, sophisticated treatment available. 

  • Knowledge and experience

    Our nurses have dedicated their careers to helping patients have a safe and comfortable chemotherapy experience. We help you manage the side effects of chemotherapy, giving each person individualized attention.

  • Team approach

    We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines, to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.

Chemotherapy at Vanderbilt-Ingram’s Midtown Nashville Campus

Chemotherapy is a common treatment for many types of cancer. We designed a comfortable, healing environment for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Features of the infusion center at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Midtown Nashville location include:

  • Private rooms

    We offer access to private rooms, so you can have guests join you during your treatment. Each room has a television, plus lighting and temperature control for your comfort.

  • Discretion combined with quick access to nurses

    The unique “pod” design gives you everything you need. Each pod affords privacy to individual patients while facing the central nursing station. This design means that we can quickly respond to you when you need us, while ensuring your privacy.

  • Clinical trials

    There is a separate, dedicated space for patients undergoing clinical trials at our infusion center. Nurses with training and experience in that particular specialty staff the clinical trial rooms.

Locations

Related Information

Navigating Your First Day of Treatment

Support Resources

  • Patient Navigators
  • Classes and wellness services 
  • Psychological support
  • Lodging assistance

For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient to Vanderbilt’s Chemotherapy team, call (615) 343-3700.