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: