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