What is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is the use of anti-cancer drugs to treat cancer. There are many different chemotherapy drugs available, some useful for treating a variety of different types of cancer, while others can only be used to treat one or two types. Sometimes chemotherapy medications are in tablet form, but they are more commonly given as an ‘intravenous’ medication in a hospital or clinic setting. Chemotherapy may be used alone or in combination with other treatments such as surgery, radiotherapy or biological agents.

If you need private chemotherapy treatment, Spire Healthcare hospitals aim to provide a warm and friendly environment where you can feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Your team will have access to the latest innovations in chemotherapy treatment for a wide range of cancers to make sure you get the best care available.

Your consultant oncologist will develop an individually tailored and integrated care plan for you and you will be cared for throughout your treatment by a team of specialist oncology nurses.