Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of anticancer drugs designed to slow or stop the growth of rapidly dividing cancer cells in the body. This treatment method utilizes special drugs that are designed to target and kills cells that divide rapidly. Since rapid division is a core characteristic of cancer cells, the drugs are effective at killing them off. Also, these drugs work through your whole body, not just a specific part, so they can more effectively prevent the cancer cells from spreading to other parts of the body. Unfortunately, there are other cells in the body that naturally divide rapidly, such as those in our hair follicles and digestive systems, which is why chemotherapy typically has side effects of hair loss and digestive issues during treatment. Despite these side effects, it is important to remember that the medication is working to kill off the cancer cells.

 

  • Chemoembolization
  • Intra-arterial chemotherapy
  • Intraperitoneal chemotherapy
  • Intrathecal chemotherapy

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Global Summit on Radiation Therapy & Targeted Tumors

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