Treatment: Chemotherapy

Treatment of cancer with anticancer drugs is known as chemotherapy. The drugs may be taken orally but are more often given directly into the bloodstream by injection into a vein. You may need to take the drugs daily, weekly, or monthly. Treatment by injection will usually be given in hospital.

Injecting the drug

The anticancer drug is injected slowly into a running drip, which dilutes the drug and prevents vein irritation.

From the 2010 revision of the Complete Home Medical Guide © Dorling Kindersley Limited.

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