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This section gives information about chemotherapy, a treatment used for some types of cancer. We hope that it answers your questions and helps you to cope with any side effects| it may cause.
Where we mention cancer, this refers to cancer|, leukaemia| and lymphoma|.
Sometimes chemotherapy is used to treat non-cancerous conditions, but often the doses are lower and the side effects may be reduced. This section does not cover the use of chemotherapy for conditions other than cancer.
The section is divided into sections about:
You're likely to have questions and concerns about your own treatment that this information doesn't cover, as there are over 200 different types of cancer| and over 50 chemotherapy drugs|, which can be given in various ways.
It's best to discuss the details of your own treatment with your doctor, who will be familiar with your particular situation and type of cancer.
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Content last reviewed: 1 October 2012
Next planned review: 2014
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