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Chemotherapy and Radiation – Overview & Side Effects

Chemotherapy VS Radiation


The moment a person is diagnosed with cancer, their life seems to experience a shift, and certain changes are inevitably adopted. The next step is usually that of determining which treatment method would work best for them. There are several treatment strategies for cancer, although the most common ones are chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The choice of a treatment option depends on several factors, including the type of cancer, the stage of cancer at time of diagnosis, and the person’s general health. [1]

Before you decide which treatment option to follow, ensure you have exhaustively discussed it with your doctor. He or she would most probably address your fears, present an elaborate account of each treatment option with its side effects. You should consider the side effects of each treatment closely before you opt for any one. Shortly, we’d discuss the differences between the two common treatment options, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, how they work, and their side effects. [2]