What is oral chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy is a treatment that’s designed to destroy cancer cells, no matter where they are in your body.
When you think about chemotherapy, you may envision needles, intravenous (IV) administration of drugs, and long hours in a doctor’s office or clinic. But many chemotherapy drugs come in oral form, either as a liquid you can drink or a tablet you can swallow.
Most people with cancer need more than one type of treatment. Other treatments may include surgery, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy. You can take chemotherapy before, during, or after other treatments.
How much chemotherapy you need depends on the type of cancer you have, how far it has spread, and other health factors.