Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to destroy cancer. Not all treatments are the same. A cancer patient’s treatment may consist of one drug or a group of drugs that work together (combination therapy).
Chemotherapy drugs can be taken by mouth or directly injected into the bloodstream. They can be given in your doctor’s office, in the hospital, or at home, depending on how you’re feeling and what kind(s) of drug(s) you’re receiving.
Chemotherapy treatments will be given at regular intervals, such as weekly or twice per month for several months. The length and frequency of treatment depends upon the individual and the drug(s) being used.