Chemotherapy involves the use of drugs that are toxic to cancer cells. This treatment method remains a mainstay of anti-cancer therapy. Depending on the type of cancer under treatment and choice of chemotherapy drugs, therapy may be administered via intravenous or oral.
While the use of chemotherapy is often associated with side effects, when placed in good hands, used in appropriate combinations and with appropriate medications to counter the negative effects, such side effects can often be minimised. Chemotherapy can be compatible with a good quality of life.