Chemotherapy is a drug which is widely used for treating cancer. It helps in preventing the cancer cells from growing and dividing. It works by killing cancer cells which can spread to other parts of the body. The Chemotherapy drug halts the ability of the cancer cell to grow and divide and make the patient cancer-free.
The effectiveness of chemotherapy depends on the stage of cancer a person is in. In the last stages of cancer, chemotherapy sessions can be painful, stronger and can involve heavy expenses over the course of time.
Chemotherapy has got a series of side effects which are either manageable or can go out of control in some cases. Depending on the type of cancer, stages, and treatment, the severity of side effects varies.
The neoadjuvant chemotherapy refers to different medicines which are taken prior to surgery for breast cancer. In chemotherapy for breast cancer, the doctors can ask you to go for neoadjuvant chemotherapy. These drugs can shrink the tumor and can give doctors more surgical options.
The adjuvant chemotherapy is designed to prevent the reoccurrence of a disease. If the breast cancer is invasive, doctors can recommend you to go for adjuvant chemotherapy.
There are different chemotherapy drugs which can be used for treating cancer. Some important ones are as follows:
On the basis of the type of cancer, the procedure can vary. The chemotherapy procedure can range from oral to intravenous.
Different Chemotherapy cancer agents are classified on the basis of their chemical nature and function. Here, chemotherapy types can involve on the given stages and the treatment can be done accordingly:
At the start, there will be little pain when the needle is inserted but the drugs do not cause any pain.
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