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Chemotherapy involves treating cancer with antineoplastic drugs or a combination of similar drugs through a standardized treatment regimen. Chemotherapy agents are also used to treat certain other ailments such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, psoriatic arthritis, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.

Cancer cells usually divide and spread rapidly. Chemotherapy kill such cells. Chemotherapy will also kill normal cells that rapidly divide such as cells of the bone marrow, hair follicles and digestive tracts. Chemotherapy is usually delivered intravenously, though there are agents that can be delivered orally such as capecitabine, busulfan, melphalan, etc. Sometimes isolated infusion may also be practiced, targeting affected areas in the lung or liver. The idea is to deliver high doses to affected sites without causing extensive system damage. Doctors who specialize in the treatment of cancer are called oncologists.

Featured Chemotherapy Providers Abroad

UZ Brussel

Brussels, Belgium

Languages: English, French

UZ Brussel(Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel) is a university hospital. This means that it also has a teaching mission and conducts scientific research.

The hospital’s clinical exce...

Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh

Melaka, Malaysia

Languages: English

Established in 1986, Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh has provided unwavering healthcare commitment to the Melaka comminuty for over two decades. Since moving to its present premises in Ayer Keroh in August...

Cira Garcia

Havana, Cuba

Languages: English, Spanish

Now-a-days, the "Cira Garcia" Central Clinic belongs to the Public Health National System of Cuba, and it is part of the subsystem of attention to foreign patients. It is commercialized in the interna...

St. Luke's International Hospital

Tokyo, Japan

Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, French, Russian, Tagalog, Portuguese

St. Luke's International Hospital began in 1902 as a small clinic in Tsukiji, Tokyo, founded by Rudolph Bolling Teusler, a missionary doctor sent by the American Episcopal Church. It has since grown i...
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