Chemotherapy is the use of anti-cancer drugs to treat cancer cells. They kill the cells by interfering with the growth or the reproductive capacity of the cells. The chemotherapy is based on the principal that they kill those cells that are rapidly growing, which is a characteristic property of cancer cells. However cells like those that line the buccal cavity, blood cells, intestine, hair and other normal growing cells are also affected. Some of the tradidtional side effects includes fatigue, pain, sores in mouth and throat, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, constipation, blood disorders, nerve problem, sexual and reproductive issues, changes in memory and thinking, hair loss etc.
Last date updated on May, 2021