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More than cutting-edge, cutting out.

Chemotherapy treats cancer with drugs that can destroy cancer cells by interfering with cell division. Chemotherapy works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells, which can grow and divide quickly.

Depending on the type of cancer and how advanced, chemotherapy can:

  • Chemotherapy Treatment Orlando
    Destroy cancer cells to the point that they can no longer be detected in the body and these cancer cells will not grow back
  • Keep cancer from spreading or slows its growth
  • Ease cancer symptoms by shrinking tumors that are causing pain or pressure

Sometimes, chemotherapy is the only cancer treatment used. But more often, a patient will get chemotherapy along with surgery, radiation therapy or biological therapy. For instance, chemotherapy can make a tumor smaller before surgery, or destroy cancer cells that may remain after surgery or radiation therapy.

The doctor will decide which chemotherapy drugs to use based on:

  • The type of cancer
  • Whether a patient has had chemotherapy before
  • Whether a patient has other health problems, such as diabetes or heart disease

For detailed information about specific chemotherapy drugs, what they are used for, ways in which they are administered, along with possible therapies, contact us today.