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Chemotherapy
Introduction

Chemotherapy is an aggressive form of chemical drug therapy meant to destroy rapidly growing cells in the body. It’s usually used to treat cancer, as cancer cells grow and divide faster than other cells.

Procedures

Depending on which drugs patient may receive and how they'll be administered.

The doctor chooses which chemotherapy drugs patient will receive based on several factors:

Indications

Chemotherapy is used to kill cancer cells in people with cancer.
There are a variety of settings in which chemotherapy may be used in people with cancer:

  • To cure the cancer without other treatments.
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Advantages

Chemotherapy offers many benefits. Depending on the treatment goals, it helps:

  • Prevent cancer from spreading
  • Slows the growth of cancer
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