What is Oral Chemotherapy? | Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Oral chemotherapy is a cancer-fighting drug given by mouth in tablet, capsule, or liquid form, and taken at home. Learn what oral chemotherapy is, and how it has the same benefits and risks as chemotherapy given by infusion. Read more about oral chemotherapy at http://www.dana-farber.org/Adult-Care/Treatment-and-Support/Treatment-Centers-and-Clinical-Services/Chemotherapy.aspx#Oral_Chemotherapy


Anti-cancer treatments, such as oral chemotherapy, is a drug given by mouth in tablet, liquid, or capsule form. You can take it at home. Oral chemotherapy helps you fight your cancer. Having cancer treatment through a pill can be easier than infusion, because you don’t have to go to the hospital. Oral chemotherapy is not just any pill—it’s a serious drug that requires extra caution. These three videos will help you care for yourself while taking oral chemotherapy and help you gain the most benefit from your medication.

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