Chemotherapy is the use of drugs given by mouth or injection to destroy cancer cells that may have spread beyond the tumor. Until recently, there has been some doubt about the effectiveness of chemotherapy for lung cancer. A major analysis of 52 trials supported its use, particularly with platinum-based regimens, and with the combination of supportive care.
Q. I’m having TCH chemotherapy for breast cancer. What is it?A. The chemotherapy drugs Paclitaxel (Taxol) or docetaxel (Taxotere) and... Read more »
Q. I've just found out I have to have chemotherapy. The doctor said it's AC and Taxol [or Taxotere]. What does that mean, exactly? A.... Read more »
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
Investigative AgentsAccording to a 2001 article, of the nearly 500 cancer drugs in development, 58 (about 13%) were aimed at fighting lung cancer.... Read more »