Supportive and other treatments

Other treatments can be used as part of the main cancer treatment and to treat side-effects.

  • Blood transfusions

    Some cancers or cancer treatments can cause anaemia, which is a low number of red blood cells. Blood transfusions are used to treat anaemia.

  • Platelet transfusions

    Platelets are cells that help to stop bleeding. Some cancers or cancer treatments can lead to low platelets and you may need a platelet transfusion.