This treatment uses one or more of over 100 drugs to kill cancer cells to keep them from growing. Sometimes it is given before surgery to possibly help shrink the tumor, or to lessen any pain a patient may have. It can also be used after surgery to possibly kill any remaining cancer cells. Chemotherapy may be given by mouth, or injected into bloodstream through a vein. It is usually given in regular treatments in a hospital, clinic or in the doctor's office over a specific duration of time.13
- Side effects: Some side effects include loss of hair, not feeling hungry, nausea/vomiting, infections, being tired, diarrhea, or constipation. Patients should consult with their doctors about the relevant side effects.13
13. LVNG. Types of Treatments. Available at: https://www.lvng.com/about-lung-cancer/types-of-treatment.html. Accessed: 2 May 2019.