Chemotherapy treatments take a toll on the body. Aggressive chemo may be necessary in some cases, but there may be an opportunity to lower the dose and then add in other complementary drugs to better treat the cancer, and reduce the demands chemo makes on the patient. We call this low-dose combination therapy.
Treatment in which low doses of anticancer drugs are given on a continuous or frequent, regular schedule (such as daily or weekly), usually over a long time. Low-dose chemotherapy causes less severe side effects than standard chemotherapy. Giving low doses of chemotherapy may stop the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. Also called metronomic chemotherapy.