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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'm scheduled to have chemotherapy. The doctor says it's AC and Taxol [or Taxotere]. What does that mean, exactly?   A. Among the five most common types of chemotherapies for breast cancer, AC is probably the MOST common drug combination given to women whose cancer hasn't spread to the lymph nodes. The treatment includes…

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