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 for Ovarian Cancer: Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, find answers from WebMD to your most frequently asked questions about treatment and its side effects.
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.
Moving Forward After You're Done With Chemotherapy
Learn strategies for getting your life back on track after you finish cancer treatment.
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.
Ovarian Cancer Chemotherapy: Know Your Treatment Options
If you have ovarian cancer, you may feel overwhelmed by your diagnosis and treatment plan. WebMD explains chemotherapy for ovarian cancer and what you need to know about your treatment options.
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.