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Chemotherapy & Infusion

Chemotherapy, blood transfusions, intravenous medications, therapeutic phlebotomy and injections

Chemotherapy in Salida, Colorado.

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Infusion Department is located next to the cafe in the hospital.

Our medical oncologists, Francene Mason, M.D., Wendy Oatis, M.D., and physician assistant, CJ Johnson, PA-C, are passionate about the impact of healthy lifestyle choices on the prevention, recovery and prognosis of cancer.

Dr. Mason is a board-certified internist and medical oncologist who has practiced clinical and academic medicine for more than 30 years. She co-authored the first prescriptive book on exercise and cancer titled "The Force Program," and has frequently lectured and published in the field.

Dr. Oatis is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology and has also published in the field.

CJ Johnson has specialized in working with oncology patients since 2001.

Infusion Department: (719) 530-2291
To schedule: (719) 530-2396
Fax: (719) 530-2408

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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What is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy, or "chemo," is the use of strong drugs to treat cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, chemotherapy was first used to treat cancer in the 1950s and more than 100 chemo drugs are now in use. Your doctor will determine which chemo drugs to give you based on the type of cancer and how far it has spread in your body (the stage).

Thankfully, chemo has come a long way since its initial introduction into the medical field. The side effects are much more manageable now, and patients can enjoy a better quality of life while under treatment. The medical professionals at HRRMC take every measure possible to mitigate side effects in our patients.