Definition of Chemotherapy

The use of synthetic or naturally-occurring chemicals for the treatment of diseases. Although this term is used to describe any therapy involving the use of chemical-based agents, particularly, it refers to the variety of chemical-based agents employed to treat cancer. Antineoplastic chemotherapy works by arresting or killing the growth and spread of cancer cells. Chemotherapy may also include agents that enhance immune function or alter hormonal activity.

Chemotherapy is from the group

Therapeutic Procedure

Other Names for Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy
Chemo
Chemotherapy, Cancer, General
chemotherapy

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