What is Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy is the therapy of cancer with medications that can inhibit cell division, are toxic to cells, or cell killing. Chemotherapy spreads through the blood; allowing the therapy to reach virtually all cancer cells in the body.
Usually, chemotherapy will be administered for several hours or days on a fixed schedule (either in an outpatient clinic or on the ward) followed by a rest period of (typically) several weeks. This type of schedule where a period of therapy is followed by a rest period is called a chemotherapy regimen.