Chemotherapy is treatment with drugs, hormones or biological agents that kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy treatments are given in different ways: orally; by injection into a muscle; by injection into a vein; or by injection into a catheter, a device that is attached to a major blood vessel.
If your physician recommends chemotherapy, you will attend "Chemotherapy 101," an informational session at The University of Arizona Cancer Center Clinic — North Campus, before your first treatment session. Your friends and family are welcome to accompany you.
For more about what to expect from your first chemotherapy appointment, visit our New Patient Guide. For more information about chemotherapy, read the NCI pamphlet Understanding Chemotherapy.