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Chemotherapy is usually offered to men who have been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and are fit enough to tolerate the treatment. Chemotherapy is not a cure, but it can help keep the cancer under control.

Common chemotherapy drugs include:
1. Docetaxel
2. Cabazitaxel

Chemotherapy is a powerful medication that destroys cancer cells in the body. It is given directly into your bloodstream through a vein. The drug travels around your whole body, killing any cancer cells it finds. Sometimes healthy cells can also get damaged during treatment.

Chemotherapy can cause various unpleasant side effects. Each man reacts differently to the treatment but choosing to have chemotherapy is not an easy decision. Take your time discussing the potential side effects and benefits with your doctor, as well as your family.