Chemotherapy: What Every Patient Should Know

SkinCancerNet, website of the American Academy of Dermatology.  “ Chemotherapy is the use of cancer-fighting medications to stop the growth of malignant cells. It works by either killing the cells or preventing them from dividing. When treating skin cancer, chemotherapy may be topical (applied to the skin) or systemic (taken by mouth or injected).”  This article explains the different types of topical chemotherapy that may be used for skin cancer or systemic chemotherapy for cancer that has  metastasized (spread).

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