What is chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill or slow the growth of cancer cells. There are many types of chemotherapy drugs, which are often used in different combinations and at different strengths.
Chemotherapy can be administered in a variety of ways. Most people have chemotherapy through a vein (intravenously). It can also be prescribed orally (tablets or capsules), as a cream, or as injections into different parts of the body.
Most people have chemotherapy on an outpatient basis during day visits to the hospital. Some people can have chemotherapy at home if they use a portable pump or have oral chemotherapy.