Chemotherapy

Being treated with chemotherapy

Chemotherapy can be given in different ways. You might have lines or ports to help your doctors give you chemotherapy.

  • General information

    Ways in which chemotherapy can be given

    Chemotherapy can be given in different ways depending on the type of cancer you have and your treatment plan.

  • General information

    Central lines

    A central line is a long, thin hollow tube. It is inserted into a vein in your chest to give chemotherapy and other drugs.

  • General information

    Implantable ports

    An implantable port is a tube with a rubber disc at the end. It is inserted into a vein to give chemotherapy or other medicines.

  • General information

    PICC lines

    A PICC line is a long, thin, flexible tube known as a catheter. It’s put into the arm to give chemotherapy and other medicines.

  • Leukaemia, acute lymphoblastic (ALL)

    Intrathecal chemotherapy

    For ALL, chemotherapy may be given into the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. This is intrathecal chemotherapy.

  • General information

    Lumbar punctures

    A lumbar puncture involves inserting a hollow needle between two of the spinal bones. This may be used to give chemotherapy.