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Normally, your cells grow and die in a controlled way. Cancer cells keep forming without control. Chemotherapy is drug therapy that can kill these cells or stop them from multiplying. However, it can also harm healthy cells, which causes side effects.

During chemotherapy you may have no side effects or just a few. The kinds of side effects you have depend on the type and dose of chemotherapy you get. Side effects vary, but common ones are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, pain and hair loss. Healthy cells usually recover after chemotherapy, so most side effects gradually go away.

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  1. Cancer Chemotherapy (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... controlled way. Cancer cells keep forming without control. Chemotherapy is drug therapy that can kill these cells or stop them ... harm healthy cells, which causes side effects. During chemotherapy you may have no side effects or just ...
  2. Cancer chemotherapy; Cancer drug therapy; Cytotoxic chemotherapy ... HOW CHEMOTHERAPY IS GIVEN Depending on the type of cancer and where it is found, chemotherapy may be given ...
  3. Chemotherapy and Your Mouth From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)  
    ... Treatment and Oral Health > Chemotherapy and Your Mouth Chemotherapy and Your Mouth Main Content Are You Being ... Problems Too? Remember Are You Being Treated With Chemotherapy for Cancer? If so, this booklet can help ...
  4. Chemotherapy (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... have many questions and concerns about it. About Chemotherapy Chemotherapy (often just called "chemo") refers to medications ... chemotherapy regimen that's best for your child. How Chemotherapy Is Given Just as other medicines can be ...
  5. Oral Chemotherapy: What You Need to Know (American Cancer Society)  
    Oral Chemotherapy: What You Need to Know Oral chemo is any drug you take by mouth to treat cancer. ... be ready for oral chemo. What is oral chemotherapy? There are many types of chemotherapy (chemo). Oral ...
  6. ... Funded Research Portfolio Advisory Boards and Groups Español Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer Chemotherapy ... ePub This booklet covers: Questions and answers about chemotherapy. Answers common questions, such as what chemotherapy is ...
  7. Chemotherapy for Gallbladder Cancer (American Cancer Society)  
    ... cancer Next Topic Palliative therapy for gallbladder cancer Chemotherapy for gallbladder cancer Chemotherapy (chemo) is treatment with anti-cancer drugs that ...
  8. ... Clinical Trials NCI Publications Español Oral Complications of Chemotherapy and Head/Neck Radiation (PDQ®) General Information About ... of oral complications for a number of reasons: Chemotherapy and radiation therapy slow or stop the growth ...
  9. Breast Cancer Chemotherapy and Your Heart (American Heart Association)  
    Breast Cancer Chemotherapy and Your Heart Christine Unitt , BS ; Kamaneh Montazeri , MD ; Sara Tolaney , MD ; Javid Moslehi , MD From the Cardio- ... cancer treatments. Breast cancer treatments include the following: Chemotherapy involves drugs that are intended to kill the ...
  10. Guide to Chemotherapy (American Cancer Society)  
    ... My Saved Articles » My ACS » A Guide to Chemotherapy Download Printable Version [PDF] » ( En español ) Get more detailed information about chemotherapy, including what it is, how it is given, ...
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