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What type of chemotherapy is used for breast cancer? Dr. Waseem Abbas

• Chemotherapy is a type of drug therapy used to destroy cancer cells, or meant to destroy rapidly growing cells in the body.
• For breast cancer chemotherapy uses drugs to target and destroy the breast cancer cells. These chemo medicines are usually injected intravenously (given directly into the vein) or taken by mouth orally.
• Chemotherapy for breast cancer regularly is used in addition to other treatments, such as surgery, radiation therapy or hormone therapy.
• It can be used to increase the chance of a cure, decrease the risk of the cancer returning, and reduce symptoms from the cancer.
• It also helps individuals with cancer live longer with a better quality of life.
• In breast cancer, if the cancer has recurred or spread, chemotherapy may control the breast cancer to help women to live longer.

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