Chemotherapy drugs fall under the category of drugs known as cytotoxic agents. They are made to eradicate cancerous cells.
In comparison to normal cells, cancer cells multiply more quickly. Fast-growing cells are slowed down while slower-growing cells are typically unaffected by these drugs.
The genetic makeup of the cells is harmed by some chemotherapy (“chemo”) drugs. Others obstruct the cell’s ability to divide. Some, though, also have an impact on the body’s other quickly dividing cells, including those in the mouth, stomach, and blood. Some of the more frequent side effects are explained by this.