What is "Cancer Chemotherapy "
Chemotherapy works best on cells that are actively growing and dividing. Cancer cells tend to grow and divide quickly so this makes them good targets for chemotherapy.
chemotherapy can’t tell the difference between cancer cells and Some normal cells, such as those in hair follicles and the lining of the digestive system, also tend to grow and divide quicker than other cells in the body. Chemotherapy can affect these cells as well. This is why some people lose their hair or vomit and have diarrhea. Normal cells can usually repair the damage over time, and these side effects tend to go away once you are finished chemotherapy treatment.
Your chemotherapy treatment will be planned by a medical oncologist and a cancer specialist who oversees drug therapies. They work with other members of the healthcare team to plan and deliver treatments.
Chemotherapy treatments may be given every day, every week or every month. Chemotherapy drugs are often given at regular intervals called cycles. Your healthcare team will tell you how long they expect your treatment to last.
Depending on how your body reacts to treatment, your doctor may make changes to your plan ,and he will tell you what you can eat and drink and what you should avoid while taking chemotherapy. Tell your doctor what medicines you take, including prescription drugs, vitamins and supplements such as herbs.