What to Know About Chemotherapy for Leukemia
Chemotherapy is the use of anticancer drugs. Some of these drugs can kill leukemia cells. Or they can slow their growth. A big benefit of chemotherapy is that it is systemic. That means the drugs travel all through your body.
The specialist who treats you with chemotherapy is called a hematologist or medical oncologist. Most people with leukemia take more than one drug. That is why it’s called combination chemotherapy. You may want to know what drugs you’re taking and how you will take them. You may also want to know their common side effects. Your health care team will tell you about your chemotherapy.