Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy (chemo) is the treatment of cancer with drugs that can destroy cancer cells. These drugs often are called "anticancer" drugs.

Most people don't know that cancer chemotherapy includes a variety of drugs that are given in a variety of ways such as:

  • Intravenous Chemotherapy: Drugs that are given into the bloodstream through an IV. These drugs can be given over minutes or hours called an infusion.
  • Continuous Infusion: Drugs are given slowly and continuously over several days using a pump.
  • Oral Chemotherapy: Drugs that are taken by mouth as pills or liquids.
  • Intracavitary Chemotherapy: Drugs that are placed directly into a body area.
  • Drugs that are placed on the skin as creams.

Getting Chemotherapy Treatment at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center

Chemotherapy is given in the following areas:

More information about Chemotherapy from our blog, mCancerTalk:

Heart-healthy nutrition for cancer survivors

Chemo Brain - A Real Side Effect

Oncology Care When You Need It - Without the ER

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