Chemotherapy is one of the highly recommended treatment modalities for patients with cancer. It is a non-surgical procedure wherein doctors use a combination of drugs to treat cancer. Chemotherapy may not necessarily help to get rid of the tumor, however, it is highly effective in managing the symptoms and slowing down the progress of cancer. Different patients may have a different experiences with chemotherapy and the procedure may not be overwhelming for everyone. Your doctor may recommend you to go for chemotherapy alone or it may be given along with some other treatment.
What is Chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy is a form of systematic medication which involves the administration of certain drugs into the bloodstream of the patient to destroy the cancer cells. Since the blood circulates throughout the body and reaches every cell, chemotherapy can be used in the treatment of nearly all forms of cancer. Doctors may recommend it as a primary treatment or it may be paired up with surgery or any other treatment.
What is the goal of Chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy can be performed for 4 different goals, depending upon the extent to which cancer has spread. These are:
What are the different ways of giving Chemotherapy?
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