How often will I receive chemotherapy?

Depending on what combination of drugs your oncologist recommends, the kind of cancer you have and how you respond your treatment sessions will be given on and off daily, weekly or even monthly. The time periods between these treatments allow your body to recover from any damage to healthy cells, such as white blood cells in the bone marrow. The drugs will be administered to you either by intravenous drip, which can take anywhere from thirty minutes to a few hours, or orally in pill form. Chemotherapy can be administered on an outpatient basis at a hospital, in a special treatment clinic or even in your doctor's offices.