When you hear discussions about cancer, chances are chemotherapy is also a part of the conversation. That’s because chemotherapy is often the first course of treatment for many cancer patients. But what exactly is chemotherapy, and what is it made of?
At Cochise Oncology, our experienced cancer specialists often include chemotherapy in our cancer treatment plan.
What is Chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy (chemo) refers to the use of medicines or drugs to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy is a popular cancer treatment because it effectively targets the fast-growing cancer cells in the body and stops them from growing and dividing.
We have various forms of chemotherapy available for treating cancer. These drugs may be used alone or combined with other medicines or procedures to achieve the best outcomes.