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intraperitoneal chemotherapy

A technique of administering chemotherapy into the abdominal cavity via injection into the peritoneum.


The use of cytotoxic drugs to treat cancer by killing cancer cells or slowing their growth. Chemotherapy can also be used to reduce the size of the cancer and help lessen the pain. It may be given in combination with…

chemotherapy pump

A portable device that allows a person to receive chemotherapy at home. The pump is usually attached to a central line and carried around a person’s waist in a bag or belt holster.

News: Adding spice to improve chemotherapy symptoms

Researchers at Bond University will investigate the use of ginger supplementation to help cancer patients who may experience chemo-related nausea and vomiting, thanks to funding from Cancer Council. Nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy can significantly affect patients’ appetite, quality…

News: Chemotherapy and radiation in childhood can cause rare cancer

Australian children diagnosed with cancer and treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy are around 50 times more likely to be diagnosed with a secondary therapy-related cancer, compared to the general population. New research by Children’s Health Queensland and Cancer Council…

Blog: Chemotherapy gave Sophia cancer, but she says “It’s easy to find the good”

…of radiation. A few months into her remission, she was diagnosed with chemotherapy-induced leukemia. The treatment? More intensive chemo, followed by a bone marrow replacement. Now, although she is in remission, Sophia lives with fibrosis of the lung, which was…

active treatment

Treatment given to cure the cancer, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy. This does not include long-term treatment such as hormone medication, which may be taken for several years to maintain remission.

central venous access device (CVAD)

A type of thin plastic tube inserted into a vein. The CVAD gives access to a vein so blood or chemotherapy can be given, and blood can be taken. Types of CVADs include central lines, Hickman lines, peripherally inserted central…


Treatment that combines chemotherapy and radiation therapy.


The time between one chemotherapy treatment session and the next.