Several tumours are susceptible to Chemotherapy. For them, Chemotherapy will work really well. However, certain cancer types do not appear to respond to Chemotherapy well. For that scenario, the doctor might not recommend this as a treatment for you. Chemotherapy can be a difficult procedure, and you need to be well enough to receive it. Older people may have other health issues, which may make them more likely to experience severe or long-term side effects. Some treatments may put pressure on organs like the heart. Doctors ensure that you are healthy enough to start chemotherapy, by testing your pulse, lungs, kidneys and liver functions. Before deciding on a care plan, they look at the advantages and disadvantages of the care and will discuss it with you.