Chemotherapy (also known as ‘chemo’), is one of the main treatments for cancer. It uses a range of drugs to kill cancer cells or slow their growth. Many people feel concerned about the side effects of chemotherapy, but most side effects are temporary. This revised booklet provides an overview of chemotherapy treatment, answers frequently asked questions and lists ways to manage the most common side effects. It can also be read alongside the Cancer Council booklet on the type of cancer you may have.