02 September 2010

living with cancer - chemo

Bill's chemo treatments have begun. Thanks to my brother, Ken, who is also getting chemo/radiation, I now know that the difference between the two.

Radiation is intended to attack the tumor itself, and treatments are done daily.

Chemo is done less frequently and is a "wash" through the body, intended to go after other, loose, cancer cells floating about the body.

Both interventions can be intense and exhausting.
IMAGE CREDIT: Your Medical World

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