Chemotherapy (chemo) usually refers to the use of medicines or drugs to treat cancer. The thought of having chemotherapy frightens many people. But knowing what chemotherapy is, how it works, and what to expect can often help calm your fears. It can also give you a better sense of control over your cancer treatment.

A Guide to Chemotherapy

Get more detailed information about chemotherapy, including what it is, how it is given, and what the possible side effects are. Also included are questions you should ask your health care team.

Central Venous Catheters

Central venous catheters (CVCs) are also called central venous access devices (CVADs), or central lines. They are used to put medicines, blood products, nutrients, or fluids right into your blood. They can also be used to take out blood for testing.

Oral Chemotherapy: What You Need to Know

Today, there are many types of chemotherapy (chemo) that can be swallowed as a liquid, tablet, or capsule. Oral chemo is any drug you take by mouth to treat your cancer. Learn more about oral forms of chemo here.

Off-Label Drug Use

When a drug is used in a different way than described in the FDA-approved drug label, it is said to be an "off-label" use. Off-label drug use is common in cancer treatment. Learn more about it here.

Compassionate Drug Use

Medical professionals use the term "compassionate use" to refer to the treatment of a seriously ill patient using a new, unapproved drug when no other treatments are available.

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