What is Chemotherapy?

Sometimes referred to simply as “chemo,” is a cancer treatment used most often to describe many different kinds of drugs used to treat cancer. Chemotherapy may be used alone or with surgery and/or radiation. Your doctor will determine the best treatment plan for you and your cancer.

Why do I have to have Chemo?

Chemotherapy fights and kills the cancer cells in your body. Unlike other treatment options, chemotherapy attacks cancer cells that have spread to other parts of your body to help stop and prevent cancer from returning.

How is Chemotherapy Administered?

Depending on your treatment plan chemotherapy is either given as a pill or an infusion. Infusion is where liquid medicine is administered intravenously. Infusion is done either via an IV in your hand, arm, port catheter, or PICC line.