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What to Expect During Chemotherapy

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Published on Apr 4, 2014

Before your first chemotherapy treatment, you may feel a range of emotions: anxiety, fear, or perhaps even eagerness to get started. Knowing what to expect will allow you to face the experience with greater calm and confidence. Hear from a patient in treatment, doctors, nurses and loved ones about the reality of the chemotherapy process.

Chemotherapy, often referred to simply as chemo, is the treatment of cancer with medications that can destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy works by interfering with the way cancer cells divide, preventing the cancer from spreading and helping to get rid of cancer cells in the body.

Our goal at the Maimonides Cancer Center is to provide our patients and their families with the highest quality care. This includes administering the necessary treatments as well as providing the education and support needed throughout these treatments. Learn more: http://maimo.md/1gVlPKS

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