How does chemotherapy work?
Chemotherapy works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells, which grow and divide quickly.
What does chemotherapy do?
Depending on your type of cancer and how advanced it is, chemotherapy can:
How is chemotherapy used?
Sometimes, chemotherapy is used as the only cancer treatment. But more often, you will get chemotherapy along with surgery, radiation therapy. Chemotherapy can:
How does the doctor decide which chemotherapy drugs to use?
This choice depends on:
The type of cancer you have. Some types of chemotherapy drugs are used for many types of cancer. Other drugs are used for just one or two types of cancer.
How is chemotherapy given?
Chemotherapy can be given many ways:
Your doctor or nurse will explain how you will receive your specific form of chemotherapy:
Your doctor or nurse will explain how you will receive your specific form of chemotherapy.
What type of doctor administers chemotherapy?
A medical oncologist is the doctor that will determine if chemotherapy is the right treatment based on the type of cancer you have and other factors such as overall health, type of cancer, etc.
Chemotherapy is given by an oncology nurse or your medical oncologist.
To find a Meridian Cancer Care medical oncologist, visit: http://physicians.meridianhealth.com/Results?Groups=1&Specialties=45