Chemotherapy is used to treat many types of cancer. Chemotherapy drugs are also called anticancer drugs because they work to destroy cancer cells. Sometimes two or more drugs are used together, which is called combination chemotherapy. Chemotherapy drugs may be given orally or intravenously (via IV). Our medical oncologists will develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient using chemotherapy drugs and sometimes other forms of cancer treatment.
Treatment side effects may not occur, or can vary depending on the treatment regimen received. Throughout treatment, patients are monitored very closely by their healthcare team and counseled about nutrition, exercise, and side-effect prevention and treatment.
We invite all of our medical oncology patients and their caregivers to attend a chemotherapy class to learn more about what to expect during treatment. See our Chemotherapy Class page for more information.