At Aster CMI Hospital, we understand cancer patients and their families' challenges. That is why we provide comprehensive chemotherapy services from diagnosis to follow-up care for our patients, ensuring the best outcomes. We provide tailored chemotherapy regimens using the latest drugs, techniques, and evidence-based medicine. Our experienced oncology team is committed to creating an individualized chemotherapy regimen to meet the needs of each patient.
Chemotherapy can be used as a first-line or follow-up treatment after surgery or radiation therapy. It is given either by itself or in combination with other treatments. Chemotherapy works by killing rapidly dividing cells and cancer cells. The drugs can also slow down the growth of cancer cells, allowing time for other treatments to work.
At Aster CMI Hospital, we use advanced technology and instruments in chemotherapy treatments. We provide advanced intravenous (IV), intra-arterial (IA), intraperitoneal (IP), topical and oral chemotherapy. In addition, we offer specialized chemotherapy infusion centres and infusion chairs designed to provide patients with maximum comfort and safety during their treatments.
Our oncology team is experienced in administering all types of chemotherapy regimens, and they will monitor how the patient responds to the treatment. We help our patients manage the side effects of chemotherapy, and we provide support and Resources to help them regain physical and emotional health. We strive to provide our patients with the highest quality of care and take every precaution to ensure their safety. Aster CMI Hospital offers the best care for your cancer. We are here to answer your questions and support you and your family during this difficult time.
We have some of the best specialists from around the world, they bring years of experience and offer evidence-based treatment to ensure the best care for you.
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What is chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment that uses drugs or medications to destroy cancer cells. It is one of the main types of cancer treatment.
Is chemotherapy painful?
No, chemotherapy is usually not painful. However, some people may experience side effects, such as nausea, fatigue, and loss of appetite.
What should I expect during chemotherapy?
During chemotherapy, you may experience side effects such as loss of appetite, fatigue, and nausea. You may also experience other side effects, such as hair loss, mouth sores, and skin changes.
How often will I have chemotherapy treatments?
The frequency of chemotherapy treatments varies depending on the type of cancer and other factors. Generally, chemotherapy treatments are given every 2 to 3 weeks.
What can I do to manage the side effects of chemotherapy?
There are several ways to manage the side effects of chemotherapy. These include keeping a regular schedule for eating, getting plenty of rest, and avoiding fatiguing activities.
What are the long-term effects of chemotherapy?
The long-term effects of chemotherapy vary depending on the type of cancer, the individual, and other factors. Possible long-term effects include fatigue, cognitive changes, nerve damage, and organ damage.
How will chemotherapy affect my daily life?
Chemotherapy can affect your daily life in several ways. For example, you may experience fatigue, nausea, and other side effects. You may also find it challenging to work or take part in activities you used to enjoy.
Are there different types of chemotherapy?
Yes, there are several different types of chemotherapy. These include targeted therapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy, combination therapy, and monoclonal antibody therapy.
How long does chemotherapy take?
The length of treatment depends on the type of cancer, the type of chemotherapy, and other factors. Generally, the length of chemotherapy ranges from a few weeks to several months.
What should I do if I experience side effects from chemotherapy?
It is essential to talk to your doctor about any side effects you may experience during chemotherapy. Depending on the type and severity of the side effects, your doctor may be able to recommend ways to minimize or manage them.
How is chemotherapy administered?
Chemotherapy is usually administered intravenously, through a vein, but it is often also administered orally (in pill form) and sometimes applied topically or injected directly into the tumour or affected organ.?
Should I be worried about becoming resistant to chemotherapy?
There is no reason to be concerned about becoming resistant to chemotherapy. Cancer cells can become resistant to chemotherapy, but it is very rare.
Is chemotherapy safe?
Yes, chemotherapy is a safe and effective form of cancer treatment. However, as with any treatment, chemotherapy has potential risks and side effects.
Is there a way to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy?
Yes, there are several strategies to help reduce the side effects of chemotherapy. Your healthcare provider can discuss these strategies with you. These may include lifestyle modifications, counselling, and other treatments.