Chemotherapy means to use chemicals for treating cancer patients. The chemicals will kill cancer cells or prevent them from separating into more diseased cells.
The method is used to shrink tumors and/or stop the cancer from growing and spreading. This can help the person with cancer feel better and live longer. This method can be applied for treating all kinds of cancers especially stomach, colorectal cancer, or breast cancer, lung cancer and bladder cancer.
Dr. Tang Van Phong said that chemotherapy in treating colorectal cancer plays an important role because it reduces relapse and live longer amongst cancer patients of third and second stage. Doctors will inject chemicals to patients who need not to stay in hospitals to save cost.