Chemotherapy treatment

Chemotherapy is medication that treats your cancer. The drugs kill cancer cells, preventing them from dividing and spreading further.

Chemotherapy

When might I be offered chemotherapy?

You may be offered chemotherapy:

Chemotherapy drugs can be based on natural plant compounds or man-made chemicals. They can be given as tablets (orally) or into a vein (intravenously). Your consultant oncologist will advise and work with you to create your personalised treatment plan.

What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy saves lives but there are some side-effects. These include:

Intravenous chemotherapy

If you need to have chemotherapy intravenously, you can come along to one of our local centres. Bring a friend or relative if you like and any books, tablet computers or other ways to pass the time. We make our chemotherapy suites comfortable, homely and self-contained with:

  1. Comfortable treatment pods

  2. Any medication you need

  3. Your own TV

  4. A friendly, accessible refreshment area

With you every step of the way.

Chemotherapy can be hard, but you’re not facing it alone. Our specialist nurses will make sure you get the right support whenever you need it. Being a good listener is a part of their job

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Bristol

300 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol, BS32 4SY

+44 (0)1454 642801

Cromwell Hospital

164-178 Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0TU, UK

+44 (0)203 613 9355

Windsor

69 Alma Road, Windsor, SL4 3HD

+44 (0)1753 465 493

Cambridge

Fordham Rd, Newmarket CB8 7XN, UK

+44 (0)1223 633 664

Milton Keynes

Sunrise Parkway, Linford Wood East, Milton Keynes, MK14 6LS

+44 (0)1908 448 166

Oxford

Peters Way, Sandy Lane West, Oxford, OX4 6LB

+44 (0)1865 224 884

Elstree

Unit 710, Centennial Park, Centennial Avenue, Elstree, Borehamwood, WD6 3SZ

+44 (0)203 613 9356

Chelmsford

Springfield Cancer Centre, Lawn Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 7GU

+44 (0)1245 676 351

Southampton

Spire Hospital, Chalybeate Close, Southampton, SO16 6UY

+44 (0)238 008 5138

Guildford

BMI St Martha Oncology Centre, 46 Harvey Road, Guildford, GU1 3LX

+44 (0)1483 676 898

Portsmouth

Bartons Road, Havant, PO9 5NA

+44 (0)23 9280 0102

Nottingham

The Park Centre for oncology, Sherwood Lodge Drive, Burntstump Country Park, Nottingham, NG5 8RX

+44 (0)1156 762 989

Birmingham

Little Aston Hall Drive, Sutton Coldfield, B74 3BF

+44 (0)121 514 1185

Maidstone

17 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, ME19 4UA

+44 (0)1732 386 599

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