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.

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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 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 Where can I have chemotherapy?

Usually chemotherapy is given in a chemotherapy day unit. Some may people stay in hospital, or have treatment at home.

General information What happens after treatment?

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