Chemotherapy for Cancer in India
Chemotherapy (also called chemo) treatment is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. In India this treatment in hospital is usually given in the form of an intravenous injection or drip, but some chemotherapy treatment drugs can also be given in the form of a tablet. Because it gets into the blood stream, chemotherapy can treat cancer throughout the body, even in places where the cancer may not be able to be seen.
How Chemotherapy Works
Chemotherapy works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells, which grow or divide quickly and provide best results.
Depending on your type of cancer and how advanced it is, chemotherapy can:
Cure cancer - when chemotherapy destroys cancer cells to the point that your doctor in hospital can no longer detect them in your body and they will not grow back.
Control cancer - when chemotherapy keeps cancer from spreading, slows its growth, or destroys cancer cells that have spread to other parts of your body and give best outcomes.
Ease cancer symptoms - when chemotherapy shrinks tumours that are causing pain or pressure.