Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with cytostatic drugs. It is used either as a sole therapy or in combination with other treatments. Read everything about the course of chemotherapy, what it is used for and what kind of risks it entails.
Chemotherapy is the treatment of malignant tumors with drugs called cytotoxic drugs. The term cytostasis means “cell arrest”. This means that the cytostatic agents intervene in the cancer cell proliferation cycle, thereby inhibiting tumor growth.
Since cancer cells have a particularly high rate of division, they are particularly susceptible to the cytostatic agents. However, there are other cell types in our body that multiply rapidly, such as those of the hematopoietic bone marrow or mucosa.