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Chemotherapy uses special anti-cancer (cytoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy is sometimes used before surgery or radiotherapy, to reduce the cancer and to make treatments easier to carry out. If chemotherapy is given in this way, it is called neo-adjuvant chemotherapy. It may be used after surgery if there is a risk of the cancer remaining and possibly recurring in the future. This is called adjuvant chemotherapy. Chemotherapy may also be used in conjunction with radiotherapy to improve the effectiveness of the radiotherapy. Finaly, chemotherapy may be given to patients whose cancer has spread to other parts of the body or whose disease has come back after radiotherapy. It is used in this situation to try to reduce and control the disease and relieve symptoms.

Law Office of Joseph A. Hernandez, P.C.
675 VFW Parkway
Suite 312
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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