Supportive and other treatments

These treatments aren't to treat the cancer itself. But they can help make other treatments more effective or help you to feel better.

  • Steroid therapy for Hodgkin lymphoma

    Drugs called steroids are often used to treat lymphoma. These may be given with chemotherapy.

  • 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.

  • G-CSF

    Having chemotherapy can make you more prone to infections. G-CSF helps you make more white blood cells to reduce that risk.

  • 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.