Chemotherapy is the use of drugs that destroy cancer cells. There are many different kinds of chemotherapy that may be used in different ways.
- Oral chemotherapy – which can be taken as pills or liquid
- Intravenous (IV) chemotherapy – where chemotherapy is slowly given through a needle inserted into a vein
- Chemotherapy through injection – which is injected directly into the area affected by cancer
The type of medicine that you receive, and how often it is needed, will depend on your type of cancer, its response to treatment, and how your body copes throughout the treatment process.
We will talk you through your treatment plan and why it’s the best possible approach for you, to ensure you feel as confident and prepared as possible before beginning treatment.