Lonsurf is usually given after other chemotherapy drugs or biological therapies to treat cancer of the bowel have been used. Or it may be given if these other drugs aren’t suitable.
Lonsurf is given as tablets, so you can have it at home. During treatment, you will regularly see a cancer doctor or a specialist nurse. This is who we mean when we mention doctor or nurse in this information.
Before or on the day of treatment, a nurse or a person trained to take blood (phlebotomist) will take a blood sample from you. You will also see a doctor or nurse before you have chemotherapy. They will ask you how you have been feeling. This is to check that it is okay for you to have chemotherapy.