chemotherapy for breast cancer

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. The tumor had been detected previously, but thinking that it was malignant, I removed. When you saw the biopsy was carcinoma. The resection performed in the area (without removal of the breast) and axillary dissection because the technique could not apply to him sentinel node and the tumor excised. The result of […]

Chemotherapy

What is chemotherapy? Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment. Use medications (drugs) to kill cancer cells. How does chemotherapy work? Cancer cells grow and divide rapidly. Chemotherapy or delay the growth of cancer cells. But it can also affect healthy cells that grow and divide rapidly. These include, for example: The cells of the wetted in the mouth […]

Chemotherapy Side Effects

What is chemotherapy? Chemotherapy is the use of anticancer drugs to treat cancer cells. Chemotherapy has been used for many years and is one of the most common treatments for cancer. In most cases, chemotherapy act by interfering with the ability of growth or reproduction of cancer cells. Different groups of drugs work in different ways to fight […]

Types of chemotherapy

Types of chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is usually not the only cancer treatment, so it is often combined with surgery and radiation therapy modality called combination therapy or multidisciplinary.Among the different types are: How to avoid side effects Polychemotherapy : The association of various cytotoxic acting with different mechanisms of action, synergistically to decrease the dose of each individual drug and […]

Chemotherapy in Colon Cancer.

Chemotherapy in Colon Cancer. Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells, often by inhibiting their ability to proliferate and divide. Systemic chemotherapy is administered through the bloodstream to the extent that cancer cells throughout the body. Chemotherapy is usually administered by a medical oncologist, a doctor who specializes in treating cancer with medication. A therapeutic […]