Your Chemotherapy Treatment

Chemotherapy may be given in different ways, depending on the type of cancer you have and the chemotherapy drugs used.

  • By injection or a ‘drip’ directly into a vein (intravenous chemotherapy)
  • By mouth as tablets or capsules (oral chemotherapy) this is just as effective as other types of chemotherapy but is usually given as an outpatient, or maybe  taken at home
  • Injection under the skin (subcutaneous chemotherapy) usual a fairly quick procedure, using a very fine needle
  • Into the bladder – to treat early bladder cancer. Liquid chemotherapy drugs are given directly into the bladder through a catheter, which is removed when treatment is finished.

Chemotherapy Treatment Guide

This short film should help to give you an idea about what to expect, and what the chemotherapy day unit looks like.