A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with toxic chemical agents. They often work by blocking the division of the cells in the cancer. However, these agents usually also block the division of normal body cells. As a result, they can cause a variety of serious side effects including nausea and vomiting and hair loss. Different agents may cause different side effects, and different individuals may react differently to the known side effects of various agents. Chemotherapy may be injected through a vein, through a catheter (a thin tube that is placed in a large vein and kept there as long as it’s needed, or by pill.

. They often work by blocking the division of the cells in the cancer. However, these agents usually also block the division of normal body cells. As a result, they can cause a variety of serious side effects including nausea and vomiting and hair loss. Different agents may cause different side effects, and different individuals may react differently to the known side effects of various agents. Chemotherapy may be injected through a vein, through a catheter (a thin tube that is placed in a large vein and kept there as long as it’s needed, or by pill.