Chemotherapy is a widely used treatment for cancer. The term chemotherapy refers to the drugs that prevent cancer cells from dividing and growing. It does this by killing the dividing cells.
A wide range of drugs is used to achieve these goals. The effectiveness depends to some extent on the stage of the cancer being treated. Adverse effects can be severe, and patients may need to discuss with their physician what to expect.
The benefits of chemotherapy usually outweigh the risk of adverse effects.
Chemotherapy can be done either as an inpatient or an outpatient. Our empathetic and skilled team will be on hand to talk you through the treatment as well to answer any questions you have.