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What is chemotherapy made up of?

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Medicines

These are drugs and medications that are given by intravenous, intraarterial, or oral routes in most cases.
The drugs are made by companies (pharmaceutical) who manufacture them from chemicals and molecules.

In brief: Medicines

These are drugs and medications that are given by intravenous, intraarterial, or oral routes in most cases.
The drugs are made by companies (pharmaceutical) who manufacture them from chemicals and molecules.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Different medicines

Chemotherapy is a group of medicines, given through the vein or by mouth, that can kill cancer cells.
The first "chemotherapy" was a chemical used in warfare, which is how it got the name. The medicines block different pathways used by the cancer cell to survive. There are hundreds of different chemotherapy medicines.

In brief: Different medicines

Chemotherapy is a group of medicines, given through the vein or by mouth, that can kill cancer cells.
The first "chemotherapy" was a chemical used in warfare, which is how it got the name. The medicines block different pathways used by the cancer cell to survive. There are hundreds of different chemotherapy medicines.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Chemicals

Chemotherapy consists of chemicals made in the lab or from naturally occuring substances.
These chemicals are manifactured like other drugs such as antibiotics but they preferably attack and damage cancer cells causing them to be damaged and their subsequent death.

In brief: Chemicals

Chemotherapy consists of chemicals made in the lab or from naturally occuring substances.
These chemicals are manifactured like other drugs such as antibiotics but they preferably attack and damage cancer cells causing them to be damaged and their subsequent death.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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