Cancer treatments often require infusion treatments, like chemotherapy. Travel during chemotherapy can be difficult, based on how a patient handles the therapy, which is why our infusion treatment centers in Hanover and Gettysburg, PA offer convenient parking and easy-to-access locations.
Our educated staff is also there to help throughout treatment by providing anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory medicine as well as food, drinks and blankets to patients. Most of all, they offer care that’s far more than a routine — and they do it with passion and caring. Our goal is to provide a positive patient experience.
We understand that after treatment, patients want to rest, which is why our center has an on-site pharmacy. Our pharmacy fills oral chemotherapy prescriptions as well as other medicines. Patients and their families can then receive their medicine without waiting in line at retail pharmacies.
Infusion for Non-Cancer Patients
Our infusion center is ideal for non-cancer patients because it’s local, with quality care and a friendly environment.
Intravenous therapy, or treatments given through the vein, are common for patients with blood disorders. Anemia, for example, is a blood disorder that causes low energy and hair loss. It’s treated with an iron IV infusion to restore a patient’s red blood cells. Anemia is a common disorder, with more than 40 percent of women under the age of 34 estimated to have it.
An infusion of the vitamin B12 is another common treatment for non-cancer patients. Diet, autoimmune diseases and abdominal surgery can all result in a low B12 count, which can cause headaches, fatigue and even anemia.
Other infusion treatments for non-cancer patients include:
IV antibiotic therapy
For non-cancer patients, infusion treatments may be used as a one-time treatment or as a continued therapy.
Infusion Treatments for MS
We’re proud to offer convenient infusion treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients across Adams and York Counties. MS does not have a cure, so treatments focus on managing and slowing the autoimmune disease. Treatments include prescription medicines as well as infusion therapies.
MS is classified into five forms:
Each form has different symptoms, such as the number of attacks or the pattern of recovery. Patients with MS will discuss with their doctor about their specific form as well as a treatment method. Our MS infusion treatments at the Gettysburg Cancer Center include:
Ocrevus: Treats primary progressive and relapsing-remitting MS. It’s given twice a year.
Novantrone: Can treat relapsing-remitting, progressive-relapsing or secondary-progressive forms of MS. It’s injected four times a year.
Tysabri: Used to help patients with progressive-relapsing and relapsing-remitting MS. It’s given once a month.
We understand the importance of infusion treatments for patients with MS. Our infusion treatment centers for York and Adams County provides patients and their families with reliable and friendly locations in their area. Contact us today to learn more about intravenous medication or to schedule an appointment.
Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, we are here to provide expert care and instruction. We’re proud to deliver Remicade infusion therapy for patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
vWhen you’re looking for a friendly face to turn to, Gettysburg Cancer Center is here to help. We offer compassionate advice and professional infusion treatments for multiple sclerosis.
Psoriatic / Rheumatoid Arthritis
Arthritis can make simple daily tasks seem next to impossible. If you’re suffering from arthritis symptoms, you might be wondering if treatment is available for successful relief.