The word "chemotherapy" ("chemo") is often used when referring to medicines or drugs that treat cancer. But, not all drugs used to treat cancer work in the same way. Traditional or standard chemotherapy uses drugs that are cytotoxic, meaning they can kill tumor cells. If your treatment plan includes traditional or standard chemotherapy, knowing how it works and what to expect can often help you prepare for treatment and make informed decisions about your care.
Learn the basics about what chemotherapy is and how it's used to treat cancer.
Find out what it's like to get chemotherapy and how to manage side effects.
Get information about common concerns people have when getting chemotherapy, and learn more about related topics.
This short video provides answers to some of the most common questions that people with cancer have about chemotherapy.