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Medical Oncology and Infusion

Dr. Tahir with a patient

Dana-Farber provides medical oncology and hemotology care on the second floor of the Cancer Center. Here, you will meet with your hemotologist/oncologist and receive chemotherapy and other infusion treatments. Chemotherapy is a treatment that can help eliminate cancer cells or prevent them from multiplying in the body. It is generally administered by infusion, but may come in other forms such as a pill (oral chemotherapy). Infusion services may also include additional medications and treatments (such as hydration).

You have the option of receiving infusion treatments in private or semi-private areas depending on your preference at the time of your appointment. Complementary snacks are available for you and your family throughout the day.

The unit includes a pharmacy, where pharmacists prepare and dispense chemotherapy and other medications, and serve on your care team. To enhance your safety, this team uses advanced technologies, such as a computerized ordering system and bar-coded medications. Pharmacists are available to answer questions; however, the pharmacy is unable to fill personal prescriptions.

Oncology Clinic for Seniors

The medical oncology program at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center at Milford Regional Medical Center offers specialized care for patients age 70 years and older. Through the Geriatric Oncology clinic, patients are seen by a dedicated, multidisciplinary team comprised of an oncologist, program nurse, social worker, and nutritionist. This team collaborates to develop individualized, comprehensive care plans to address the unique needs of geriatric cancer patients and enhance their quality of life during cancer treatment. Patients are seen in the Geriatric Oncology clinic on Fridays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Family members are also encouraged to participate in the clinic. For more information, or to make an appointment, please contact Mary Smith, 508-488-3705.

DF/BWCC at Milford is a QOPI® Certified Practice. Certification by the QOPI Certification Program is an acknowledgement that this practice meets certain defined quality and safety standards in the administration of cancer care. Learn more.