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.
Ten years ago, very few women routinely received an infection-fighting Neulasta injection as a regular part of chemotherapy treatment. Now, it’s given as a matter of course. Unfortunately, many women find the shots painful enough to be debilitating. How much protection do you really need? And is Neulasta’s pain worth its gain?Ten years…