Chemotherapy uses strong drugs to slow a cancer’s growth or keep it from spreading, to kill cancer cells, or to relieve symptoms. It may be your only treatment or used in conjunction with surgery or radiation therapy. While chemotherapy drugs kill cancer cells, they also may affect normal cells. In most cases, normal cells repair themselves.
Chemo drugs are administered in several ways:
Side-effects from chemotherapy are different for each patient. Talk to your physician about what to expect and proper self-care.