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Medical: Diet & Maintaining Daily Life

Potential Side Effects of Treatment and Tips on Management

How chemotherapy drugs work to treat brain cancerCytotoxic and cytostatic: Two treatment strategies All chemotherapy medications are meant to disrupt the way that cancerous cells duplicate, causing tumors to grow, however there are two major categories of chemo drugs. Cytotoxic medications work by killing the cells directly, while cytostatic medications are meant to stop the cells from dividing. It is important to note that any chemotherapy medication will affect both healthy and cancerous cells, a process that may produce a wide array of side effects in patients.

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