What is Chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy (also called chemo) is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to kill cancer cells. sometimes referred to as "anti-cancer" drugs or "antineoplastics."
How Chemotherapy Works against Cancer.?
Chemotherapy works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells, which grow and divide quickly. Chemotherapy is used to:
Side Effects of chemotherapy.?
How Chemotherapy Is Given.?
The chemotherapy comes in pills, capsules, or liquids that you swallow.
The chemotherapy goes directly into a vein.
IV chemotherapy may also be given through catheters or ports, sometimes with the help of a pump.
The chemotherapy is given by a shot in a muscle in your arm, thigh, or hip, or right under the skin in the fatty part of your arm, leg, or belly.
The chemotherapy comes in a cream that you rub onto your skin.
How Often You Receive Chemotherapy.?
It depend upon for what purpose chemotherapy is used to:
How Will I Know If My Chemotherapy Is Working.?
After doing physical exam,and order medical tests and scans. Tests might include blood tests. Scans might include MRI,CT,or PET scans.