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Chemotherapy: Cancer Treatment

Function, side effects and information

The function of chemotherapy is to block the multiplication of cells. Its substance attacks the cell at the moment of its multiplication.

Although its focus is cancer cells, which multiply abnormally and exaggeratedly, this chemical will reach every cell in the body.

The most affected tissue is the epithelial, because it is where the cells multiply with the greatest intensity. This is why many patients undergoing chemotherapy suffer from hair loss, hair loss and ulcers.

The ulcer is formed when epithelial tissue rupture occurs, whose function is to protect the connective tissue, when the epithelial tissue undergoes rupture, there is exposure of the connective tissue.

However, due to its great capacity for cell renewal, epithelial tissue, even when “destroyed” by chemotherapy, is able to completely regenerate after chemotherapy treatment.