What is Chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy is the practice of using medications to eradicate cancer cells. By preventing cancer cells from proliferating, dividing, and creating new cells, this type of cancer treatment combats the disease.
Many different malignancies can be treated with chemotherapy. The terms “chemotherapy” or “cytotoxic chemotherapy” may be used by your doctor to describe the treatment.
How Chemotherapy helps treat cancer?
Chemotherapy is a drug that affects the whole body. This implies that it circulates throughout the body via the bloodstream.
Chemotherapy comes in a variety of forms. Chemotherapy medications, in general, are potent chemicals that kill cancerous cells at particular times of the cell cycle. The cell cycle is the process through which new cells are created in all living things. Chemotherapy has a greater impact on these rapidly proliferating cells because cancer cells go through this phase more quickly than normal cells.
Chemotherapy can harm healthy cells as they go through their natural cell cycle since it circulates throughout the entire body. This explains why chemotherapy side effects including nausea and hair loss might occur.