You will begin your regimen for drug therapy, following the recommendations in your treatment plan. You can receive drug therapy:
- By mouth (orally) as a pill
- Through the blood vessels (intravenously, or IV) as an injection or infusion
- Into muscle or just under the skin as an injection
Depending on the type and grade of the cancer you have, you may need one or more types of drug therapy. Different types of drug therapy work differently, and the timing and length of their regimens vary from person to person.
Your provider will give you a schedule that includes your dosage and duration of treatment. Some different types of drug therapy include:
Chemotherapy is a treatment option for many, but not all cancers. We may recommend chemotherapy to treat the cancer and reduce the risk of recurrence.
Stanford researchers are conducting clinical trials on targeted therapy treatments for brain tumors. Ask your care team for more details.
Published April 2018
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