Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells. It is often used to treat breast cancer, either by itself or following breast cancer surgery.
Depending on the stage and type of breast cancer, chemotherapy may be:
The Magee-Womens Breast Cancer Program in Pittsburgh, provides a private atmosphere where you can receive chemotherapy.
Other comprehensive services include:
Side effects of chemotherapy can vary depending on the type of cancer you have and the type of drugs being used for your treatment. Some newer chemotherapy drugs may cause fewer side effects because they can better target cancer cells. Possible side effects from chemotherapy include the following:
Some medications can be prescribed to control the above side effects. If you are experiencing any side effects from chemotherapy, contact your doctor.