Cancer chemotherapy is often prescribed as the treatment for cancer. A variety of drugs are used to treat cancer. Most of these drugs are put into the blood as injections or intravenous infusions to a vein in the arm. Drugs in the form of pills that are swallowed are also used. You may be admitted to the hospital for chemotherapy; however, in many cases, chemotherapy may be given to you as an outpatient.

Doctors who specialize in determining cancer treatment with chemotherapy are called hematologists or medical oncologists. These physicians have special training and board certification in taking care of patients experiencing cancers of any type in the body organs and disorders of the blood and lymph glands.

Your primary care physician can refer you to a physician specialist in the community with experience in treating your type of cancer using chemotherapy.