Adjuvant Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy that is given after surgery and is called adjuvant therapy. Chemotherapy treatment uses drugs to combat and destroy cancer cells in the body. It is given orally as a pill or injected intravenously into a vein. The drugs gets into the blood and can travel through and affect the whole body (this is called systemic therapy). That means it can attack cells at the original cancer site and any cancer cells that may have spread to another part of the body. In many cases, chemotherapy drugs are given in combination, two or three different drugs at the same time. These combinations are called regimens.

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