This section provides information on the following topics:
Learn about the different types of chemotherapy and how they work.
This article outlines what you will experience before, during, and after treatment.
This article describes common side effects of this treatment.
There are many different ways chemotherapy (the use of drugs to kill cancer cells) and other drugs to treat the cancer and manage the symptoms can be given to a person with cancer. One of the most common ways is intravenously, meaning the drug goes into a vein. Veins used in intravenous (IV) therapy can be in the arms, neck, or chest.