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What is chemotherapy for cervical cancer?

Chemotherapy for cervical cancer involves systemic anti-cancer drugs given by mouth or injected through a vein. They affect your whole body to help control its spread to other organs. Side effects may include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, mouth sores, and vaginal sores. Chemotherapy is typically given regularly for a few weeks and may be repeated after a rest period.

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