Chemotherapy, or chemo, is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. It's often used along with surgery, radiation therapy, or biological therapy, and is administered in the hospital, a doctor's office, clinic, or home in regular treatment cycles. Side effects can include nausea, hair loss, weight loss , digestive problems, and fatigue. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of chemotherapy, chemotherapy's side effects, and much more.
How Chemotherapy Affects Your Body After Treatment
Learn about the signs that you may have some long-term side effects of chemotherapy.
10 Things You Didn't Know About Chemotherapy
Learn why you can take some chemo drugs as pills or skin creams, and other surprising facts about chemotherapy.
How to Get Organized for Chemotherapy
Learn why using online tools and keeping a journal can help you prepare for your chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy: How It Works and How You’ll Feel
Chemotherapy uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. Unlike radiation or surgery, which target specific areas, chemotherapy can work throughout your body.
Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer: Managing Side Effects
Coping with ovarian cancer can be overwhelming. Learn how to manage chemotherapy side effects and ease the stress associated with ovarian cancer treatment.
Moving Forward After You're Done With Chemotherapy
Learn strategies for getting your life back on track after you finish cancer treatment.
Blog: How I Managed My Fear of Chemo
Before I became a cancer patient, everything I knew of cancer I had learned in the movies. So when fear hit, it came in the form of a movie montage.
6 Things You Didn't Know About Chemo
Are you or a loved one going to get chemotherapy? You may be surprised by some of the side effects and ways some people handle them. Find out what may help you get through it feeling as good as possible.
Coping With Memory Loss and Cancer
Dr. Julie Silver, a cancer survivor, has personal knowledge on how to cope with chemo-induced memory loss .
Avoid Nausea During Chemo Treatment
In addition to taking drugs that combat nausea during chemotherapy treatments, there are simple things patients can do.
Precision Medicine for Cancer Treatment
By studying the genes of your cancer cells, doctors can choose the most effective and least toxic treatment.