Some cancer treatments can be administered at home, if the cancer patient's insurance company will allow it. Contact the health insurance company to see what its procedures are regarding home care cancer management. If the cancer patient is homebound, the insurance company may make an exception and allow certain frequent treatments to be done at home.
Treatments that can be done at home include:
If the treatment includes intravenous medications, a home health nurse will come to the patient's home to administer the IV fluids. For Subcutaneous or intramuscular injections, the patient or the patient's caregiver will be shown how to administer these medications. Always be sure to practice good hygiene when using needles and discard used needles properly.