About the treatment of cancer.

Asked by Ashok Maheshwari | 3rd Jan, 2014, 10:41: PM

Expert Answer:

Chemotherapy causes cell death and prevents cell growth and division.Chemotherapy affects any cells that are growing or actively functioning. Our immune cells, our red blood cells, and our clotting cells (called platelets) are all sensitive to chemotherapy. That is why your blood count drops after we receive such treatment.
Chemotherapy uses anti-cancer drugs to destroy cancer cells. The drugs work by attacking the cancer cells and disrupting their growth. Unfortunately, they can also affect the normal cells in the body, including the cells of the hair follicles. This causes hair loss.

Answered by Sivanand Patnaik | 4th Jan, 2014, 08:44: AM

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