Chemotherapy Exposed

The truth behind these drugs

General Information

Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. It works to kill rapidly growing cancerous cells by interfering with the DNA replication.Moreover, the main use of chemotherapy is to destroy cancer cells that are left behind after radiation and surgery adjuvant chemotherapy. Additionally, it slows the growth of cancer cells which grow and divide quickly. However, damaging these healthy cells have horrible side effects as it damages healthy cells in the mouth, intestine or scalp. Chemotherapy is able to cure cancer as those cancer cells would not be detected anymore. It is able to control cancer as it might slow the growth of cancer cells as it stops them from spreading or it can ease cancer symptoms in the means of shrinking tumors that might cause discomfort. (Chemotherapy/ therapeutics)

What's Wrong with Chemotherapy?

Aside from the positive aspects such as a longer life, chemotherapy has negative side effects. Furthermore, chemotherapy cannot differentiate between cancerous cells and healthy cells. This disastrous drug can cause dizziness, nausea, skin discoloration, diarrhea, loss of hair and loss of appetite. (The Risks and Side Effects of Chemotherapy Treatments)

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