What is Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is a treatment that uses powerful drugs to destroy fast-growing cancer cells in the body. It is one of the most common and effective treatments for cancer and is often used in combination with other treatments, such as radiation therapy or surgery.

Some common side effects of chemotherapy include nausea, vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, and an increased risk of infection. These side effects can vary depending on the type of chemotherapy drugs used and the individual’s response to treatment.

Chemotherapy works by targeting and destroying cancer cells in the body. The drugs used in chemotherapy can interfere with cell division and replication, causing the cancer cells to die. However, since these drugs can also affect healthy cells, they can also cause side effects.

At Unique Hospital Cancer Centre, our team of specialized oncologists, led by Dr. Ashish Gupta, a USA-board-certified oncologist, works closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan to minimize the side effects of chemotherapy. We use the latest protocols and medications, along with alternative and complementary therapies, to help manage and minimize any side effects.

There are different types of chemotherapy including:

  • Adjuvant chemotherapy: given after surgery or radiation therapy to destroy remaining cancer cells
  • Neoadjuvant chemotherapy: given before surgery to shrink the tumor
  • Palliative chemotherapy: used to relieve symptoms and slow the growth of cancer
  • Combination chemotherapy: uses multiple drugs to target cancer cells
  • Targeted chemotherapy: uses drugs that specifically target certain molecules or pathways within cancer cells

The timing of chemotherapy treatment depends on the type of cancer and stage, as well as other factors such as overall health and treatment goals. Our team of experts will work with you to determine the best time to start chemotherapy and create a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Unique Hospital Cancer Centre is a leading cancer hospital in Delhi, renowned for providing personalized and precision cancer care with US standards at an affordable price. Our team of physicians has decades of experience and is consistently ranked among the best in the nation. We offer new and advanced treatments years ahead of the community standard and put all our focus on you, the patient.

The duration of chemotherapy treatment varies for each individual and depends on the type and stage of cancer, as well as the treatment plan created for you. Some chemotherapy treatments may take a few months, while others may last for several years. Our team will work closely with you to monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan as needed.

What other services does Unique Hospital Cancer Centre offer?

At Unique Hospital Cancer Centre, we offer a range of services, including cancer daycare, alternative and complementary therapies, and cancer prevention programs. Our chemotherapy daycare center in Delhi is equipped with the latest technology and staffed by experienced medical oncologists and hematologist oncologists who are dedicated to providing the best care for our patients. We also offer assistance with insurance and financial counseling to make cancer treatment more affordable and accessible for our patients.

If you or a loved one is facing a cancer diagnosis, choose Unique Hospital Cancer Center for the best and most comprehensive care available. Our team is committed to providing personalized and precise care and strives to make a positive impact on the lives of our patients. Schedule an appointment with our team today, and let us help you fight cancer with our expertise and compassion.

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