Proven very effective in the treatment of more than 100 types of cancer, Chemotherapy uses anticancer drugs to disrupt the cancer cells’ ability to grow. It is often used in conjunction with radiation therapy and can make it more effective.
Chemotherapy involves using anticancer drugs to help control or prevent the growth of cancerous tumors. Normally, chemotherapy is administered through a semi-permanent catheter (a flexible tube) implanted into a large vein, or by a smaller, temporary, intravenous catheter placed into the smaller veins in the arm or hand.
Some chemotherapy drugs are administered orally in form of pills or liquid. Chemotherapy may also be given intramuscularly (injected in the muscle), under the skin, topically (on the skin), or injected locally into the cancer area.