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Treatment for Head & Neck Cancer

Chemotherapy

 

  At University College Hospital, The Harley Street Clinic has dedicated facilities for chemotherapy and associated treatments.

 

  Chemotherapy is the general term for any treatment involving the use of chemical agents to stop cancer cells from growing. Chemotherapy can eliminate cancer cells at sites great distances from the original cancer and differs from other treatments in that it travels through the whole body, reaching  cancer cells that may have spread to other parts, whereas surgery and radiotherapy are localised to defined areas. There is now a very wide range of chemotherapeutic drugs with new ones that are specific to certain cancers passing through clinical trials  constantly.

 

  Many people fear chemotherapy because they have heard that it can have uncomfortable side effects, yet it may be the best option for a successful outcome. Today, many side effects can be managed. With some types of chemotherapy, you may experience only minimal side effects or none at all.You can help achieve a successful outcome by understanding how side effects can impact your treatment. More than half of all people diagnosed with cancer receive chemotherapy. For millions of people, chemotherapy helps treat their cancer effectively.

 

 

 

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