Chemotherapy

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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses anticancer drugs to slow the growth of rapidly dividing cancer cells within the body or avoid it. Our medical oncologists at Cure My Cancer Treatment Centers are specialized in providing tailored, individualized chemotherapy while proactively treating side effects.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy may be used:

  • To kill cancer cells as a primary treatment.
  • For a tumor to shrink before another operation.
  • Any remaining cancer cells may be destroyed after another treatment.
  • To soothe advanced cancer symptoms.

Chemotherapy may be offered

  • Orally (by mouth, as a pill or as a liquid)
  • IV (by injection into a vein).
  • Topically, (as a skin cream).
  • By injection By putting directly (via a lumbar puncture or under the scalp).

Our Options

It is known as systemic chemotherapy when chemotherapy drugs travel through the bloodstream to reach cancer cells all over the body. When the medicines are directed to a specific area of the body, regional chemotherapy is called that.

Hormones are classified as chemical messengers of the body and are produced in the endocrine glands, which include glands such as thyroid, pancreas, women's ovaries and men's tests. Many hormones promote the growth of certain cancers, such as the breast and prostate. In some cases, however, they can destroy, slow or stop cancer cells from

We also offer two specific types of chemotherapy treatments, beyond the standard chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer:

Hormone therapy

Also known as organ-directed therapies, are a targeted approach to care that allows doctors to administer high doses of chemotherapy or radiation directly to the tumor, while exposing the rest of the body to harmful toxicity. The therapies are systematic, rather than being administered throughout the body, when selecting a specific target. The styles of regional cancer therapy we employ include:

Hormone therapy drugs

Hormone therapy usually involves taking medicines that prevent cancer cells from growing hormones. In some cases the gland responsible for hormone production may be surgically removed by your doctor. Our doctors may combine hormone therapy with other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

  • Hot flashes
  • Loss of bone density
  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
Harmone-therapy

Your doctor may help you determine whether hormone therapy is a good treatment option for you, taking into account your particular type of cancer, goals for treatment and personal preferences. He or she may also prescribe supportive care therapies to help avoid and manage side effects. Of example, mind-body medication may help with issues of intimacy that occur while taking hormone therapy medications, and a registered dietitian may devise a meal plan to help with the nutritional difficulties that arise from the treatment.