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Chemotherapy kills cancer cells in the body. Patients usually undergo chemotherapy in conjunction with surgery and radiation therapy. Chemo drugs are administered by IV, injection, or oral medication.  Combinations of drugs are the most effective in attacking cancer cell. Side effects of chemotherapy include nausea, vomiting, hair loss and fatigue.

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