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Chemotherapy in Children

Chemotherapy is a general term for medications used to destroy or stop the growth of cancer cells. Your child’s treatment plan will use the best medicine or combination of medicines available to most effectively combat your child’s specific type and stage of cancer.


AztraZenecaThis Children’s Cancer and Chemotherapy video explains how cancer treatments are developed and administered. It’s a great video for caregivers and children to watch together to feel more informed about cancer treatments.

This video was made possible by a grant from AstraZeneca.

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Why Chemotherapy Medicines Are Used
How Chemotherapy Works
Giving Chemotherapy Medicines to a Patient
Choosing Chemotherapy Medicines
Tips for Parents
Why Does Chemo Cause Side Effects?
Common Side Effects of Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy Medications
Chemotherapy in Children was last modified: February 21st, 2017 by Geoff Duncan

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