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.
Q. Unfortunately, I’ve just found out I need to have chemo. With no node involvement I thought I’d avoid it, but my Oncotype score is in the moderate range, so my oncologist is prescribing TC. What can I expect? A. TC is currently one of the most common types of chemotherapy given to women with early-stage breast cancer. It’s…