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Quiz: Chemotherapy

  1. Chemotherapy is different from surgery and radiation therapy in that it does not involve physically removing a tumor or part of it.
  2. Chemotherapy drugs can be cell cycle specific or non-specific.
  3. Nausea and vomiting occur when certain drugs stimulate an area of the brain called the chemoreceptor trigger zone.
  4. A systemic method of cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy, is likely to be recommended for a localized cancer.
  5. Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy is given after other therapies have destroyed the clinically detectable cancer cells.
  6. During chemotherapy, the oncologist may change the treatment plan to achieve better effectiveness of the chemotherapy.
  7. Chemotherapy may be given prior to surgical resection or radiation therapy to shrink the tumor and make it easier to resect.
  8. Oral chemotherapy is the most often used method administration.
  9. All chemical agents of chemotherapy drugs attack cancer cells in the same way.
  10. Each patient reacts to chemotherapy in a unique way. Some people have very few side effects, while others may experience more.