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You may receive treatment once a day, once a week or once a month, depending on the type of cancer you have and the drug(s) prescribed. Those factors, along with your goals, also determine how long treatment lasts.
We divide treatment into blocks of time called cycles, with breaks in between to give your body a chance to rest and recover. A common approach is to give chemotherapy in three- to four-week cycles followed by breaks, for four to six total cycles.
Learn more about the most common ways to receive chemotherapy: