Chemotherapy is the use of appropriate medication to treat cancer. Typically it can be defined as the mode of destruction of cancerous cells. This method of treatment was obtained from the incident happened in the 2nd world war, where the sailors were exposed to accidental exposure to mustard gas, which lowered the white blood cell level. As the both white blood cell and cancer cells share the same property of fast growth. Chemotherapy was used to kill cancerous cells. They work by interfering with the cancers ability to grow or reproduce hence kill the cells. Generally, chemotherapy in combination with other treatment methods like radiation and surgery is used to treat cancer. The mode of treatment can be of different ways, can be a pill, injection in muscle, intravenous treatment, tropical application or directly in the body cavity.
Last date updated on July, 2014