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Chemotherapy Overview

At Hattiesburg Clinic, we understand that living with cancer can be isolating, but you do not have to fight alone. Our hematologists and oncologists are here to guide you through every step of your journey, providing the expertise, support and personalized attention you deserve.

The Benefits of Chemotherapy Treatment

Chemotherapy offers many benefits in the fight against cancer, including:

  • Targeted Cancer Treatment: Chemotherapy works by attacking rapidly dividing cancer cells, preventing their growth within the body. Targeted treatment, when available, often offers fewer side effects with better results.
  • Shrinking Tumors: Chemotherapy can reduce the size of tumors, which may alleviate symptoms and make surgical intervention more feasible.
  • Combination Therapy: Chemotherapy can be used in combination with other treatments, such as radiation therapy, to enhance their effectiveness and reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.
  • Systemic Treatment: Chemotherapy can reach cancer cells throughout the body, making it effective for treating cancers that have spread to multiple locations.
  • Palliative Care: In advanced cases, chemotherapy can help alleviate symptoms and improve the quality of life for patients. The goal is to strike a balance between prolonging life and improving quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does chemotherapy work?

Chemotherapy disrupts the growth and division of cancer cells by damaging their DNA. By doing so, chemotherapy aims to stop the spread of cancer and reduce the size of tumors, ultimately helping to eliminate the disease.

What is the difference between chemotherapy and immunotherapy?

Chemotherapy and immunotherapy are distinct types of cancer treatments. Chemotherapy involves the use of drugs to kill cancer cells or impede their growth, while immunotherapy aims to enhance the body’s immune response to recognize and attack cancer cells.

At what stage of cancer is chemotherapy used?

Chemotherapy may be used at various stages of cancer, depending on the type and the extent of the disease. It can be used as a primary treatment for cancer, or it may be administered before or after surgery to reduce the risk of recurrence. In advanced cases, chemotherapy can help manage symptoms and slow the progression of the disease.

Connect with Hattiesburg Clinic for Your Cancer Care

Located in the heart of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, our clinic offers state-of-the-art facilities from a welcoming environment to ensure our patients receive the highest quality of care. At Hattiesburg Clinic, we consider ourselves partners in your fight against cancer, and we look forward to helping you live your life to the fullest. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Hattiesburg, MS
301 S. 28th Ave.
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
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