If you have chemotherapy by infusion, the medication is delivered to your bloodstream through a needle in a vein from your arm or a central line. You might also receive supportive medications or treatments (such as hydration) by infusion.
Your first infusion appointment is generally the longest, so plan on a full day.
The video below can help you understand what to expect and how to prepare for your first appointment.
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What to Expect at Your First Infusion Appointment It is normal for patients to feel a little nervous about starting infusion treatment, also known as chemotherapy or chemo. This video walks you through what to expect on your first day of treatment.