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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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Q. I wish it weren’t so, but I’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to my lymph nodes, and I need to have chemotherapy. The doctor says I’ll be getting EC. What does that mean? What’s in store for me? A. EC stands for epirubicin (Ellence) and cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan), the two drugs that will team up to attack your…

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