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What forms of chemotherapy can I get?

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Chemotherapy takes several different forms, such as: 

• Pills or liquids that you swallow • Shots into your muscles or under your skin • Infusion directly into an organ or your spine  • IV infusions into your veins. Most people take their drugs through an infusion port, a medical device placed beneath the skin that connects to a vein.  


From: How Do I Take Chemotherapy Drugs? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 22, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 2/22/2018

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Chemotherapy and You.”

The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania: “Chemotherapy: The Basics.”

American Cancer Society: “Questions about Chemotherapy,” “Planning Drug Doses and Schedules.”

Cancer Research UK: “Why Plan Chemotherapy?”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 22, 2018

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Chemotherapy and You.”

The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania: “Chemotherapy: The Basics.”

American Cancer Society: “Questions about Chemotherapy,” “Planning Drug Doses and Schedules.”

Cancer Research UK: “Why Plan Chemotherapy?”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 22, 2018

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