ChemotherapySanford Hospital Luverne offers chemotherapy to keep healthcare close to home for patients who need cancer treatment.
The chemotherapy team consists of three Registered Nurses specially trained in the administration of chemotherapy medications and care of the patient with cancer. David Elson, MD, from University Physicians Clinics in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is the consulting oncologist for chemotherapy at Sanford Hospital Luverne. Dr. Elson has scheduled clinic days to see patients at the Sanford Hospital Luverne twice a month. Treatment is also scheduled for patients by other area oncologists.
Every patient receiving chemotherapy is unique and responds differently to chemotherapy treatments. The goal of the chemotherapy team at Sanford Hospital Luverne is to assist cancer patients in obtaining the maximum benefits from their treatments, with the least amount of side effects and risk. Efforts are made to help patients maintain as normal of a lifestyle as possible. The Sanford Hospital Luverne chemotherapy team believes patients need to be treated as a whole person, assisting with physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Chemotherapy can be administered as an inpatient or an outpatient treatment. Physician ordered medications for side effects of cancer treatments, such as Neupogen (given to increase white blood cell count) or Epogen (given to increase red blood cell count) can be administered by the chemotherapy team.
The priority of the Sanford Hospital Luverne chemotherapy team is to provide patients with the best overall chemotherapy treatment plan with a safe, friendly, and caring service.
Call Sanford Hospital Luverne at (507) 283-2321 for further information.