Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy

Cancer treatment through chemistry

Chemotherapy, or chemo for short, is a broad term to describe the use of chemical agents to prevent the division of cells with the intent of stopping a cancerous growth. When paired with other forms of therapy, it is possible to slow down, stop and then remove the cancer from the body.

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  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Treatment Options

Induction

Direct introduction to the body.

Consolidation

Chemotherapy given once you are in remission with the expressed purpose of extending this period.

Intensification

Consolidation Chemotherapy without Induction.

Combined

Surgery plus a combination of radiation, induction, and oral medication.

Combination

Using a variety of chemicals to increase the chance of avoiding resistance and allow the use of a smaller dose.

Neoadjuvant

Chemo given at the site in advance of surgery with the intent of shrinking the cancer before surgery.