Chemotherapy is a treatment method used mainly against cancer
, but also against certain autoimmune diseases. Chemotherapy involves the use of several chemical substances. As part of anticancer chemotherapy, the expected effect is to prevent the uncontrolled reproduction of cells
, for example by stopping their cell
division mechanism. Chemotherapy does not specifically target the pathogenic cells and can therefore attack healthy cells, which explains the hair loss
, or infections related to chemotherapy. Chemotherapy may be accompanied by radiotherapy, before or after surgery.
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Latest update on November 5, 2013 at 10:46 AM by Jeff.