Anonymous Asked: September 29, 20212021-09-29T22:24:21+05:30 2021-09-29T22:24:21+05:30In: HealthWhat does chemotherapy actually do to your body?What does chemotherapy actually do to your body?chemotherapy 2 AnswersVotedOldestRecent Anonymous 2021-09-29T22:24:47+05:30Added an answer on September 29, 2021 at 10:24 pm This answer was edited. Chemotherapy is the use of chemotherapy drugs, chemotherapy treatments, chemotherapy agents, chemotherapy medications to kill cancer cells. In most cases chemotherapy for cancer consists of a regiment of chemotherapy agents injected intravenously, chemotherapy medication given orally or by injection, or inhaled as a powder. The most common chemotherapy drugs are gemcitabine and cisplatin.The goal of chemotherapy is to kill any remaining tumor cells that may have been left after surgery and/or radiation therapy. It is typically used for curative intent. Chemotherapy may also be used for palliative intent – that is to control symptoms or side-effects from other treatments such as radiation therapy or as an adjuvant therapy which does not cure but helps to prevent recurrence.In chemotherapy, cytotoxic drugs are used to kill cancer cells and stop them from dividing so they cannot spread. In a healthy cell, the process of normal cellular growth and division is tightly controlled by chemical signals that tell each new cell when or where it should grow. Some chemotherapy agents interfere with part of this process called mitosis (cell division). These can either be natural substances produced by the body itself which have anti-cancer properties or plant-, fungus- or bacteria-derived chemicals known as chemotherapy agents.1Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsApp rtn 2021-09-29T22:27:25+05:30Added an answer on September 29, 2021 at 10:27 pm Chemotherapy is a treatment for cancer that uses chemotherapy drugs to kill the cancer cells. Chemotherapy treatments work by targeting and destroying cells that grow quickly, which can help stop cancer from spreading.The downside to chemotherapy could be a reaction to chemotherapy drugs. These reactions can cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, hair loss, decreased production of white blood cells or red blood cells, fatigue and increased risk for infections.1Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppLeave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Featured image Select file Browse Add a Video to describe the problem better. Video type YoutubeVimeoDailymotionFacebook Choose from here the video type. Video ID Put Video ID here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs Ex: "sdUUx5FdySs". Answer Anonymously Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Related Questions Have you ever tried any other remedies that didn't work for your pigmentation before? what is cockwarming? What are the symptoms for covid-19? Does having a bra size of 34 C mean your breasts are small, medium or large? What is the best way to control/manage type-2 diabetes without medication? How do you cure diabetes naturally without medication? What are some easy tricks to lose weight? How do I improve metabolism? What good habits can help?