If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, chemotherapy is one of the main treatment types that you’ll instantly want to consider. Chemotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of cancer types, and Cochise Oncology can deliver a personalized treatment that’s both dignified and designed to give you the best shot at a full recovery.
The term chemotherapy is one that actually describes the use of drugs to treat any disease. However, most people associate it with treatments specifically for cancer.
Chemotherapy is a form of systematic treatment that sees the drugs travel through the body to kill cancer cells that have spread to other parts of the body – away from the initial tumor. It can be used to cure cancer by destroying all cancer cells within the patient’s body.
Alternatively, chemotherapy may be used to control cancer by preventing further growth and spreading, or as a palliative treatment to improve a patient’s quality of life in advanced forms of cancer. Chemotherapy may be used as a standalone treatment, or in conjunction with localized cancer treatments, such as surgery or radiotherapy.
Different drugs can kill cancer cells in varying ways, which is why chemotherapy treatments should only be managed by an oncologist, like our experts at Cochise Oncology, who can identify the right drugs and dosages to be used.