Chemotherapy is a method of treatment based on the administration to the patient of a cytostatic drug – a pharmacological preparation. The administration may be oral or intravenous.

At NU-MED Center for Diagnostics and Oncology Therapy in Tomaszów Mazowiecki patients are treated in an outpatient mode – as part of the operations of the one-day chemotherapy ward – as well as in inmate mode during a hospitalization. There is a proprietary pharmacy of the Center on site, where cytostatic drugs are produced. An on-site pharmacy facilitates the treatment process and eliminates the risk related with the logistics of delivering drugs from other pharmacies.

A patient’s path at the chemotherapy ward proceeds as follows:

  1. A consultation at the Oncology Outpatient Clinic (referral not needed but results of heretofore performed diagnostic examinations indicating the possibility of the occurrence of a neoplastic disease are required).
  2. Assessment of the patient’s eligibility for treatment at the chemotherapy ward (in outpatient or hospitalization mode)
  3. Development of treatment plan – selection of drugs, determination of drug administration cycles
  4. Patient’s blood examination, required prior to each drug administration
  5. Administration of cytostatic drug at the chemotherapy ward
  6. Following the administration of a drug in an outpatient mode, the patient returns home. In case of a hospitalized patient, the lead physician decides whether to prolong the stay at the hospital or discharge the patient.

The Center in Tomaszów Mazowiecki performs drug prescription programs.