Chemotherapy is the use of anti-cancer drugs to slow or stop the growth of rapidly dividing cancerous cells in your body.

Testing for Treatments

The Extreme Drug Resistance (EDR) Assay, also known as chemoresistance or the chemotherapy drug resistance test, allows doctors to test the likely effectiveness of a particular drug in your body. Using this test helps minimize your exposure to toxins and side effects, as well as reduce unnecessary costs.

Chemotherapy has not been found to be an effective treatment for adult liver cancer — it is more successful at fighting childhood liver cancer. However, doctors are continually working on new chemotherapy treatments that may be more beneficial. If you receive chemotherapy as part of your treatment plan, it may be part of a clinical trial.

You typically receive chemotherapy treatments as an outpatient at a hospital, clinic, or doctor’s office. Hospital stays may be required depending on the type of drugs you receive and your general health.

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