Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to destroy cancer cells and abnormal cells that keep dividing and growing out of control to halt the spread of the tumor.  With the use of the chemotherapy a patient with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer can prolong life.  Fortunately the recently discovered success in using chemo for prostate cancer there are several clinical trials available for patient's to participate in. 

Sadly, chemotherapy also can affect normal cells such as healthy red blood cells in bone marrow, in hair follicles, in the mouth and in the intestines.  There are also several potential side effects to chemo including:
     -Fatigue
     -Nausea/Vomitting
     -Mouth Sores
     -Diarrhea
     -Hair Loss
     -Low White Blood Cell Count

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