Chemotherapy For Specific Areas Of The Body (Regional Chemotherapy)
When there is a need to give high doses of chemotherapy to a specific area of the body, it may be given by a regional method. Regional chemotherapy involves directing the anti-cancer drugs into the tumor-bearing part of the body.
The purpose of regional chemotherapy is to get more of the drug to the cancer than you can get by giving the drug so that it goes to the whole body, while minimizing side effects elsewhere. Examples of regional chemotherapy include drugs given into the body through these routes: