Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy explained

Chemotherapy uses drugs to treat cancer. It can be given in different ways and will be carefully planned.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy

This video provides a brief overview of chemotherapy treatment, how it can be given, how it works and possible side effects.

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This video provides a brief overview of chemotherapy treatment, how it can be given, how it works and possible side effects.

About our cancer information videos

  • Brain tumours

    Chemotherapy for brain tumours

    You may be given chemotherapy drugs to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy can be given in a drip, as tablets or as implants.

  • General information

    When is chemotherapy used?

    Chemotherapy is used to kill cancer cells in the body. Your doctor will explain if chemotherapy is advised for you.

  • General information

    Planning your chemotherapy treatment

    Your chemotherapy treatment will be carefully planned. Your cancer doctor and chemotherapy nurse will monitor you during your treatment.

  • General information

    How do chemotherapy drugs work?

    Chemotherapy drugs work by stopping cancer cells reproducing. The drugs can also affect healthy cells, causing side effects.

  • General information

    What happens after treatment?

    It takes time to recover after chemotherapy treatment. Support is available for you during this time.