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Review Papers | Oncology Science | India | Volume 10 Issue 12, December 2021
Treatment and Strategy Plan for Chemotherapy: A Review
Abdul Samad  | Dr. Sunita Pawar
Abstract: Chemotherapy uses anticancer drugs to stop rapidly developing cancerous cells. In the advanced stages of cancer, this form of therapy may be utilized to cure and try a patient to create palliative relief and symptomatic relaxation. Chemotherapy is often administered in a cyclic manner. Patients are given anticancer medication on a weekly or biweekly basis. After completing a certain cycle session, therapy is halted for a set length of time to allow the patient to rest for their body to recover from the harmful effects of anticancer drugs. In general, six or more chemotherapeutic cycles are required in cancer patients, and combination chemotherapy is typically preferable. Anticancer drugs are used to eliminate not just cancer cells but also normal cells that grow under normal conditions, such as those in the digestive system, bone marrow, and hair follicles. Traditional treatments, such as radiation, surgery, or other cytotoxic drugs, are always favoured over combination chemotherapy. Each treatment has a unique mode of action for suppressing cell division and proliferation in quickly developing cells. Each therapy has its specific set of adverse effects. There are several cancer treatment strategies available, depending on the severity and stage of the disease, the type of cancer, and the affected body parts. The study discusses various techniques that combine chemotherapy with other treatment strategies that have been investigated in order to increase treatment selectivity, minimize recurrence, and improve patient quality of life.
Keywords: Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, Dose - Dense Chemotherapy, Cancer immunotherapy, Cell proliferation, Hyperthermia
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 12, December 2021,
Pages: 384 - 388