What is Chemotherapy used for?

Chemotherapy is given for the following reasons:

  • Shrink tumors
  • Slow cancer's growth
  • Keep the cancer from spreading
  • Relieve diseases related symptoms
  • Prolong survival
Chemotherapy is used to treat many different types of cancer. The type, location, and stage of the cancer as well as your general health will largely determine if chemotherapy is appropriate and which agents ought to be used.