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.

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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.

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.

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.

Lumbar punctures

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