Each type of cancer responds best to different treatments. Many people will receive chemotherapy as part of their cancer treatment. It uses a range of chemical treatments that work by interrupting the growth of cancer cells or halting their spread.
What is Chemotherapy?
Alone or combined with other treatments like radiotherapy, chemotherapy is a mainstay of cancer treatment. It targets rapidly dividing cells by interfering with cells’ ability to make copies of themselves. While this affects cancer cells, it can also affect normal cells, causing many of chemotherapy’s effects on the body.