What is chemotherapy ?

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to treat cancerous cells. Chemotherapy can be administered intravenously (in the vein) or by pill, and usually involves a combination of drugs. Chemotherapy treatments are often given in cycles: a treatment period, followed by a recovery period, followed by another treatment period. Chemotherapy may be given in a variety of settings including your home, a hospital outpatient facility, a physician's office or clinic, or in a hospital. Hospitalization may be necessary to monit...

Chemotherapy for Brain Cancer

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells. The doctor may use one drug or a combination. The medications may be given by mouth or by injection into a muscle or vein. Sometimes chemotherapy is given intrathecal, which is into cerebrospinal fluid. Chemotherapy is often given on an outpatient basis and is given in cycles – a treatment period followed by a rest period then another treatment – for several cycles.