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What you need to know about chemotherapy

January 6, 2022

From the Medical News Today website

Chemotherapy is a treatment that uses drugs that kill rapidly dividing cancer cells to prevent them from growing and making more cells.

Many chemotherapy drugs have adverse effects that can be severe. However, if a doctor recommends a person have chemotherapy, this usually means that the benefits are likely to outweigh any adverse effects.

An individual will often undergo chemotherapy as part of an overall treatment plan, which may also include surgery and radiation therapy. These treatments are effective in many cases of cancer. However, their effectiveness will often depend on the type and stage of cancer, among other factors.

Talking with a doctor will help a person understand what to expect from chemotherapy.

Read on to find out more about chemotherapy and what it involves.

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