Sometimes, chemotherapy is used as the only cancer treatment. But more often,
you will get chemotherapy along with surgery, radiation therapy, or biological
therapy. Chemotherapy can:
- Make a tumor smaller before surgery or radiation therapy. This is called
- Destroy cancer cells that may remain after surgery or radiation therapy.
This is called adjuvant chemotherapy.
- Help radiation therapy and biological therapy work better.
- Destroy cancer cells that have come back (recurrent cancer) or spread to
other parts of your body (metastatic cancer).
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