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How Is Chemotherapy Given?

Source: http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/chemotherapy/process/how.jsp
Date: 18 Aug 2009
Chemotherapy medicines come in many forms and can be given in many ways:
Intravenously (IV) as a slow drip (also called an infusion) through a thin needle in a vein in your hand or lower arm. The nurse will put the needle in when each infusion begins and take it out when the infusion is done. Tell your doctor or nurse right away if you feel any pain or burning while you're getting chemotherapy through an IV infusion.

How Chemotherapy Works

Source: http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/chemotherapy/how_it_works.jsp
Date: 6 Aug 2009
Chemotherapy medicines prevent cancer cells from growing and spreading by destroying the cells or stopping them from dividing.
Cancer cells tend to grow and divide very quickly with no order or control. Because they're growing so fast, sometimes cancer cells break away from the original tumor and travel to other places in the body. Chemotherapy weakens and destroys cancer cells at the original tumor site AND throughout the body.

How chemotherapy is given

Source: http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-breast-health/treatment...
Chemotherapy can be given in several ways. For breast cancer the drugs are usually given:
• into a vein (intravenously) by drip or injection in the hand or arm
• by mouth (orally) as a tablet or capsule.
Intravenous chemotherapy

Hormone Therapy

Date: 26 Oct 2010
Source: http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-breast-health/treatment...
You may be advised to have hormone therapy if your breast cancer is hormone receptor positive. This type of breast cancer has receptors within the cell surface that latch onto the female hormone oestrogen, which stimulates the cancer cell to grow.

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