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If you have cancer do you have to have IV to receive chemotherapy?
7 doctors weighed in

2 doctors agree
In brief: Chemotherapy
Most chemo is IV however some is in pill form. You'll have to ask the medical oncologist which treatment is best for the particular type of cancer.

In brief: Chemotherapy
Most chemo is IV however some is in pill form. You'll have to ask the medical oncologist which treatment is best for the particular type of cancer.
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not necessarily
Cancers are treated with surgery, oral or parentral medications, radiation or a combination of these.
Not all patients with cancer need IV drugs.

In brief: Not necessarily
Cancers are treated with surgery, oral or parentral medications, radiation or a combination of these.
Not all patients with cancer need IV drugs.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Cancer treatments can come in different form - oral tablet, intravenous, intramuscular. Depending on the type of cancer, your preferrence, and your ability to swallow etc you and your oncologist will decide what treatment and what form is the best for you.

In brief: Depends
Cancer treatments can come in different form - oral tablet, intravenous, intramuscular. Depending on the type of cancer, your preferrence, and your ability to swallow etc you and your oncologist will decide what treatment and what form is the best for you.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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