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Walter White chemotherapy

Skyler White supports Walt during a chemotherapy session.

Chemotherapy, or 'chemo', is the use of chemical substances to treat diseases. The word "chemotherapy" is often used for a type of medicine used to treat cancer. The drugs are cytotoxic, which means they are toxic to the body's cells. There are many types of chemotherapy. and doctors chose the medication that will treat each types of cancer in the best way. Often, chemotherapy drugs are combined with each other and with other drugs when a person is treated for cancer.

In Breaking Bad, Walter White used chemotherapy throughout most of the series. Ed Galbraith made a chemotherapy kit for Walt so he could treat his lung cancer without going to the hospital.

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