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Understanding chemotherapy

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Understanding chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment that uses medicines to destroy cancer cells in the body. These anti-cancer medicines kill or damage cancer cells but may also affect some healthy cells, which can cause side-effects. This information sheet for patients provides detailed information on chemotherapy, including what kind of chemotherapy is needed, how the treatment is given, side-effects, and treatment plans or protocols.
Organisation:
Cancer Institute NSW
Topic:
Cancer
Target audience:
General
Published:
October 2022
Last reviewed:
February 2024
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