What is Chemotherapy?


Chemotherapy is the use of anticancer drugs designed to slow or stop the growth of rapidly dividing cancer cells in the body. The drugs may be used:


  • As a primary treatment to destroy cancer cells
  • Before another treatment to shrink a tumor
  • After another treatment to destroy any remaining cancer cells
  • To relieve symptoms of advanced cancer


There’s a lot to learn about chemotherapy, and we’re happy to provide all the resources you might need to feel comfortable with this type of cancer treatment.


Systemic Chemotherapy vs. Regional Chemotherapy


When chemotherapy drugs travel through the bloodstream to reach cells throughout the body, it is known as systemic chemotherapy. When chemotherapy drugs are directed to a specific area of the body, it is called regional chemotherapy. Medical oncologists are experienced in delivering these targeted, individualized chemotherapy options while also proactively managing side effects.


Learn More About Chemotherapy


Concerned about the side effects caused by chemotherapy? Wondering how to cope with this kind of treatment? Or about the potential of combining radiotherapy and chemotherapy?


The staff at Alabama Cancer Care are at the head of their fields and will walk you through any questions you have about chemotherapy. We have a wealth of resources and minds ready to guide you and make this experience a little less scary.


Questions About Your Cancer Treatment Options?


At Alabama Cancer Care, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch, individualized cancer care. After we’ve talked with you about your treatment plan options, you may understandably have many questions. We are happy to provide comprehensive answers to those questions. Contact us today by giving us a call at the location number closest to you or by filling out our online contact form.