How to prepare
Your chemotherapy schedule will depend on the type and stage of your cancer and the goal of your treatment.
can be delivered through various ways: injection (shot in a muscle or
under the skin in the fat), directly into the artery (intra-arterial),
directly into the area containing the organs such as stomach, liver,
ovaries (intraperitoneal), directly into a vein (intravenous (IV)),
tablets, pills, capsules or liquids (orally) or as a cream that you rub on your skin (topical).
You can prepare for your chemotherapy by:
Asking your family and friends to help you with arranging meals, taking care of your children and your home chores.
Planning your time so you can rest on the day of and the day after chemotherapy.
What to expect
affects patients in different ways, depending on how healthy you are
before treatment, the type and stage of your cancer, the kind of
chemotherapy and the dose you are getting. Some people do not feel well
right after chemotherapy. The most common side effect is feeling
exhausted, tired and worn out.