Cancer and chemotherapy

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"The literal meaning of the term chemotherapy is 'to treat with a chemical agent,' but the term generally refers to the use of potent cytotoxic (cell-killing) agents that are prescribed for some forms of cancer. These drugs not only kill tumor cells, but can destroy normal cells as well." [1]

"Chemotherapy is a systemic therapy; this means it affects the whole body by going through the bloodstream. The purpose of chemotherapy and other systemic treatments is to get rid of any cancer cells that may have spread from where the cancer started to another part of the body." [2]



  • Ralph W. Moss, "Questioning Chemotherapy," Equinox Press 1995, ISBN 188102525X.
  • Ralph W. Moss, "The Cancer Industry," Equinox Press (Revised edition) 1996, ISBN 1881025098.
  • Michael C. Perry, MC, "Chemotherapy Sourcebook," Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), 2001 (3rd edition), ISBN 0781723639.
  • Marcia Angell, "The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It," Random House (1st edition), 2004, ISBN 0375508465.
  • Samuel S. Epstein, "Cancer-Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War," Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 2005, ISBN 0895033542.
  • Ray Moynihan and Alan Cassels, "Selling Sickness: How the World's Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All into Patients," Nation Books, 2005, ISBN 1560256974.

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