Chemotherapy for cancer treatment is a systemic treatment. Systemic means it affects the whole body as it travels through the bloodstream. The goal of chemotherapy is to prevent cancer cells from dividing and growing. Chemotherapy works to interfere with the growth of rapidly dividing cancer cells. Some chemotherapy treatments are appropriate for home infusion while others are more suitable for infusion in an ambulatory infusion center. The physician, in coordination with our clinical pharmacists, will determine the best care setting based on lifestyle, the type of medication, length of the infusion and dose cycle. These factors also determine the most appropriate method for chemotherapy infusion. Ambulatory electronic pumps, stationary, pole-mounted pumps and simple gravity (drip) infusion methods are used to administer chemotherapy medicines.