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Chemotherapy: understanding the basics topics: cancer, oncology, chemotherapy pages: 2 (468 words) published: september 23, 2014 more ways that chemo can be given are pills, capsules, or liquids, shots into the muscle and skin, or as an injection into an area below the spinal cord. Chemotherapy (often just called chemo) refers to medications that kill actively dividing cells unlike healthy cells, cancer cells grow continuously because they don't respond to normal signals that control cell growth chemotherapy works by disrupting cell division and killing actively dividing cancer cells. To help you begin to understand this complex group of tumors, we have compiled some of the key facts, statistics and information below learn about the neuro-oncology center at roswell park or consult the links and sources below for more information. Hot topics chemotherapy understanding the interaction between food and treatment rate4 many chemotherapeutic drugs have narrow windows between absorption of therapeutic levels and minimum toxic doses and may therefore be particularly affected by some dietary practices1. Chemotherapy (often abbreviated to chemo and sometimes ctx or ctx) is a type of cancer treatment that uses one or more anti-cancer drugs (chemotherapeutic agents.
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Chemotherapy may help you fight cancer find out about the types of chemotherapy, side effects, and the latest news about chemotherapy cancer chemotherapy on this page basics understanding chemotherapy (national cancer institute) - pdf also in spanish. Learn the basics about getting chemotherapy and important safety precautions you need to consider to protect your health and those you live with the place you get your treatment depends on which chemotherapy (chemo) drugs you're getting, the drug doses, your hospital's policies, your insurance. The chemotherapy that you are receiving is strong the stronger the chemotherapy, the more of your white blood cells will be killed, making your immune system weaker strong chemotherapy may also make your immune system weaker for longer, which also increases your risk for getting an infection.