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How is chemotherapy used to treat gastrointestinal cancer?

Chemotherapy treatments include intravenous and oral medications administered by medical oncologists. If the cancer has spread to adjacent lymph nodes or any other organ, chemotherapy is usually the treatment of choice. These medications are being evaluated in different combinations and your oncologists should be consulted for the best medications for the specific GI tumor, the schedule of administration, and their side effects.

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