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Learn about chemotherapy


Chemotherapy is the term used to describe the drugs that a child is given to kill the cancer cells.

These drugs may be taken orally (by mouth), intravenously (injected directly into a vein), intramuscularly (injected directly into the muscle) or intrathecally (directly into the spinal fluid).

To learn about chemotherapy’s side effects, and those of other cancer types, please visit our side effects page.

Learn about cancer treatment side effects