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role of chemotherapy in cancer, please advise me

I have never know much about chemotherapy , but I have ovarian cancer and doctor has suggested me to go through chemotherapy treatment can u please tell me what is actually chemotherapy and what are these cycles,as doctor told me I will have to go under these cycle
Tue, 3 Nov 2009
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chemotherapy is to destroy the cancer cells. these drugs are very costly and have more side effects. my grandma had pancreatic cancer the drugs were expensive and she use to lots of hair loss, nausea and vomiting, and pain. even with chemotherapy she did not survive, she passed away. soul resting in peace.
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I gues it is the use of chemical agents to treat or control any disease.

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