Chemotherapy for Cancer Treatment

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Radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) is a cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.
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"Chemotherapy (also referred to as "chemo") is a group of medicines used to treat cancer. It differs from surgery and radiation in that it works throughout the body to kill cancer cells, rather than targeting a very specific area. It"s often used as part of a cancer treatment program when the cancer cells have spread (metastasized) from the original tumor site into other parts of the body.Because chemo kills both cancer cells and some healthy cells, side effects often occur. Non-cancerous cells typically repair themselves after chemotherapy, which means the side effects are reduced over time.Chemotherapy works by stopping or slowing cancer cells" growth, regardless of whether they grow slowly or quickly. Several different chemotherapy drugs are available to target specific types of cancer cells based on their behavior. Depending on your condition, your chemotherapy may be prescribed to achieve one or more of the three goals: remission, controlling, or relieving symptoms.The type of chemotherapy you receive will depend on your type of cancer, its stage of advancement, and your overall health.How often your chemotherapy is administered depends on your type of cancer and drugs your oncologist has prescribed. Different chemotherapy drugs work at various times in the cancer cell growth process."

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