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What is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill or slow the growth of cancer cells.
Chemotherapy drugs are also called cytotoxics, which means poisonous (toxic) to cells (cyto). There are many types of chemotherapy drugs, which are often used in different combinations. Sometimes drugs known as targeted therapies are used instead of or with chemotherapy. Targeted therapies target growth mechanisms specific to cancers, minimising harm to healthy cells.

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