Session: Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy

Description:

Chemotherapy is a type of chemical medication therapy that is used to kill fast-growing cells in the body. Chemotherapy is frequently used in conjunction with other treatments such surgery, radiation, and hormone therapy. Combination therapy is used depending on the stage and type of cancer you have, as well as your overall health and past cancer therapies. Chemotherapy is most commonly used to reduce the overall number of cancer cells in your body, minimise the risk of cancer spreading, diminish tumour size, and alleviate current symptoms. Chemotherapy might also be used to help you prepare for other procedures. It could be used to shrink a tumour so that it may be physically removed, or it could be used to help you prepare for radiation therapy.