HOW LONG DOES CHEMOTHERAPY LAST?
Chemotherapy for breast cancer often lasts 3 - 6 months.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE THE DRUGS DURING TREATMENT?
You may take them intravenously, or in liquid or pill form.
WHAT ARE THE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF CHEMOTHERAPY?
Nausea and vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, infection, blood clotting problems, mouth and throat sores, diarrhea, and constipation. There are a variety of medications that can reduce or eliminate some of these effects.
DO I HAVE ANY CHOICE ABOUT WHICH DRUGS OR HOW LONG?
Your health care provider will consult with or refer you to a cancer specialist called an oncologist. An oncologist will determine the best drugs and treatment schedule for your specific disease. It is important for you to understand the reasons for the recommendations made for you.