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Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells. It is sometimes referred to as systemic therapy. The goal of chemotherapy is to kill any cancer cells that may have spread from the breast and entered the bloodstream. A medical oncologist will take into consideration several factors such as age, type of cancer, tumor markers, tumor size and lymph node involvement to determine the best chemotherapy treatment for you.

Last UpdateFebruary 8, 2011