Leukemia Unit & Inpatient Chemotherapy Chemotherapy is a fundamental term used to describe a wide range of anti-cancer drug treatments. In the past, chemotherapy describes drugs that are given directly into a patient’s vein. However, at present, the treatment can be given in different ways such as tablet, an injection into a vein, injection under the skin, or into the spine. Various drug treatments are offered including: cytotoxic chemotherapy molecular targeted agents immunotherapy hormone therapy. monoclonal antibodies The aim of these drugs is to destroy the cancerous cells in the patient’s body. As they may affect the non-cancerous cells which ends up giving unpleasant side effects. Each sort of chemotherapy drug can be given alone, However, cancer is commonly treated with a combination of various drugs. The combination of treatments enables more cancer cells to be killed as well as it can increase the chance of a good outcome of the treatment. Chemotherapy is given as a day treatment. This means a patient can visit for the treatment and can go home on the same day. However, in some cases, where a longer treatment is required the patients need to be admitted to hospital as an impatient for the same treatment. Leukemia is clinically classified in several ways as follows: Acute versus chronic Salient proliferating cells such as granulocytic, myelocytic, or lymphocytic Preleukemic- increase in or maintenance of the number of abnormal cells in the blood. The choice of treatment is systemic combination of chemotherapy with different antineoplastic drug regimens. Also, this disease can be treated by doing a bone marrow transplant post a remission is achieved with chemotherapy.