The chemotherapies that are prescribed have been very carefully planned as part of a protocol. A protocol is a precisely timed and organized approach to the treatment of your disease. Before your treatment begins, you will be asked to sign an informed consent that reviews your protocol. This assures that you have been given all the important information including the risks and benefits of your treatment.
Chemotherapy is an important part of your treatment and will consist of one or more different types of medications depending on the type of disease you have. The chemotherapy is given on a special schedule that is thought to be best for killing your cancer cells and yet minimally harming your body. Your doctor will discuss with you what days you will receive chemotherapy, the type of chemotherapy and how you should expect to feel. These medications will be given to you intravenously or in capsule form to be taken by mouth.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that this site is intended to provide general information. In many cases the treatment of individual patients may differ from that described. At all times patients should rely on the advice of their physician, who is the only person with full information about their diagnosis and medical history.