Reasons for Chemotherapy

When your doctor informs you that you need the Chemotherapy procedure performed it can be scary. Learn exactly what the procedure involves, the reasons it needs to be performed and what the next steps could be.

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Why Chemotherapy is Performed


Reasons for Procedure

Chemotherapy is used to treat cancer. The goal is to reduce the number of cancer cells or decrease the size of tumors.




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Learn what Chemotherapy is
What Is
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Reasons For Chemotherapy
Reasons For
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Chemotherapy Complications
Complications
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
Chemotherapy Details
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
Chemotherapy Results
Results
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
When to Contact Doctor about Chemotherapy
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.

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