Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy treats cancerous cells with anti-cancer drugs. It is often used in combination with radiation treatments and surgery.

In most cases, chemotherapy works by interfering with the cancer cells’ ability to grow or reproduce. Because different groups of drugs fight cancer cells in different ways, a combination of chemotherapy drugs is often prescribed.

While chemotherapy is quite effective in treating certain cancers, the drugs affectall parts of your body, not just the cancer cells. We work hard to ensure that side effects are minimized so you can maintain a high quality of life.

Chemotherapy is one of the hematology oncology services provided at Allegiance Health’s Gayle M. Jacob Cancer Center.

There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. But you may help lower your risk by maintaining a healthy body weight, limiting how much alcohol you drink and getting regular exercise.