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Chemotherapy

The use of special medicines to treat cancer. Several chemotherapy drugs are often combined to attack the cancer cells in different ways.

 

Chemotherapy.

The treatment of diseases such as cancer with drug therapy Since the 1960’s the development and use of drugs has dramatically improved the prognosis for many types of cancer. Chemo- means chemicals, for most types of cancer chemotherapy will consist of a number of different drugs, this is known as combination chemotherapy. Chemotherapy may be given in a variety of ways; Intravenously (IV) -into a vein is the most common, Intramuscularly (IM) -injection into a muscle, Orally -by mouth, Subcutaneously (SC) -injection under the skin, Intralesionally (IL) -directly into a cancerous area, Intrathecally (IT)-into the fluid around the spine, Topically -medication will be applied onto the skin. Compare with: Central-Line Compare with: Toxicity 

 

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