Supportive and other treatments

Supportive and other treatments explained

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

  • Hodgkin lymphoma

    Steroid therapy for Hodgkin lymphoma

    You may be given steroids alongside chemotherapy. This can help reduce feelings of sickness caused by treatment.

  • General information

    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.

  • General information


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

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    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.