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Chemotherapy medicines to kill cancer cells. These medicines are
given by mouth, by injection into a muscle or vein, or directly into
the affected organ to treat cancer. These medicines help kill cancer
cells.
Immunotherapy may also be called biotherapy. This treatment uses
natural substances made by the body’s immune system. This kills
cancer cells, slows their growth or helps the immune system fight the
cancer in a better way. It may also be used to lessen the side effects
of other cancer treatments.
You may have one or more cancer treatments. Some patients have
surgery followed by radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
Follow-up Care
Regular visits to your doctor are important. Your care at these visits may
include blood tests, CT scans, chest x-rays or other tests. Report any
problems to your doctor between visits.
Talk to your doctor or nurse if you have any questions or concerns.
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