- Chemotherapy Principles
- What is chemotherapy?
- How chemotherapy works
- The goals of chemotherapy
- Different types of chemotherapy drugs
- Deciding which chemotherapy drugs to use
- Planning drug doses and schedules
- Where is chemotherapy given?
- How is chemotherapy given?
- Safety precautions
- Chemotherapy side effects
- Questions to ask about chemotherapy
- What’s new in chemotherapy research?
- To learn more
To learn more
More information from your American Cancer Society
The following related information may also be helpful to you. These materials may be read on our Web site or ordered from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345.
More on chemotherapy
Chemo - What It Is, How It Helps (also in Spanish)
Understanding Chemotherapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
More on certain types of chemotherapy
We also have information on individual chemotherapy drugs and almost any other drug used in cancer treatment
More on chemotherapy side effects
Sexuality for the Man With Cancer (also in Spanish)
Sexuality for the Woman With Cancer (also in Spanish)
National organizations and Web sites*
Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:
Toll-free number: 1-800-813-4673
Web site: www.cancercare.org
Provides free information, counseling, and support services to anyone affected by cancer.
National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
Web site: www.cancer.gov
Provides accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients, their families, health professionals, and the general public. Offers a clinical trials matching service. The Web site is also available in Spanish.
No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Last Medical Review: 02/07/2013
Last Revised: 02/07/2013