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Having chemotherapy will depend on different factors. These include the type of the cancer you have, the risk of it coming back, if it has spread and your general health.
Chemotherapy can be used in the following ways:
Your cancer doctor or chemotherapy specialist nurse will explain why chemotherapy is being advised in your situation. You can read more about this in our section on treatment planning|.
Content last reviewed: 1 October 2012
Next planned review: 2014
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