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Chemotherapy is the use of drugs, usually given intravenously or by mouth that travel around the whole body to kill cancer cells.

It can be used alone or in combination with radiotherapy, where it enhances the effect of the radiation.

Chemotherapy is mainly given on an outpatient basis involving visits to hospital every one to three weeks. Some drugs, however, require a short admission of two or three days to hospital.