Chemotherapy is a drug treatment that uses powerful chemicals to kill fast-growing cells in the body. Chemotherapy is most often used to treat cancer. You may also be prescribed chemotherapy for treatment of bone marrow diseases and other immune system disorders.
There are various ways in which chemotherapy drugs could be administered among which the most common are oral and intravenous. Chemotherapy drugs can be used alone or in combination with other medications.
Though chemotherapy is an effective way to treat many types of cancer, it also carries a risk of various side effects such as nausea, bowel disorders, fatigue, neuropathy, hair loss, fever, mouth sores, hearing changes, skin and nail disorders etc. Many of these side effects can be prevented or treated and most side effects subside after treatment ends.
Our dedicated staff at the chemotherapy unit work as a team to ensure utmost patient care and provide you a relaxed and comfortable treatment session.
After being prescribed chemotherapy, you will require some blood tests to check kidney and liver functions and heart tests to check for heart health. This determines which chemotherapy drugs you’ll receive and how often you’ll receive chemotherapy. Chemotherapy treatment schedules vary and can be continuous, or it may alternate between periods of treatment and periods of rest to let your body recover. you usually have around 4 to 8 cycles of treatment.
Chemotherapy services were started in LHAH on 14th December 2020