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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of chemicals or drugs (cytotoxic agents) in the treatment of cancer given by: 

  • Mouth - a few drugs are given as tablets or capsules 

  • Intramuscularly - a few drugs are given by injection into a muscle or under the skin 

  • Intravenously - most of the drugs are given by an injection into the forearm or the back of the hand. A small needle is put through the skin into a vein and a drug solution injected slowly. The drug is distributed throughout the body via the blood stream.