Cancer was once considered to be an incurable disease leading to death. Recent advances in the medical field have revolutionized the outlook towards this disease. Medical oncology is that branch of oncology that primarily uses chemotherapy as a medium to treat cancer in patients.
SevenHills Hospital’s cancer care center and skilled oncologists offer world class medical oncology (chemotherapy) treatment options that vouch to deliver the best outcomes in patients suffering from different types of cancer.
In people with cancer, chemotherapy may be used:
Some of the more common side effects of chemotherapy drugs that can occur during treatment include, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hair loss, loss of appetite, fatigue, fever, mouth sores, pain, constipation,and/or easy bruising. Many of these side effects can be prevented or treated. Most side effects subside after the treatment ends. Most of the side effects are preventable. The drugs to treat side effects are very advanced now-a-days. We hardly see any admission due to toxicity or side effects.
Yes, most of the chemotherapy cycles are given on day care basis for few hours. You can continue to work in the gap between the 2 cycles of chemotherapy.
Your doctor determines how often you'll receive chemotherapy treatments based on what drugs you'll receive, the characteristics of your cancer and how well your body recovers after each treatment. Chemotherapy treatment schedules vary. Chemotherapy treatment can be continuous or it may alternate between periods of treatment and periods of rest to let you recover.