If you need chemotherapy treatment, we have created a warm and friendly environment in our specialist suite, so that you can feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
Your consultant oncologist will develop an individually tailored and integrated oncology care plan for you and you will be cared for throughout your treatment by a team of specialist nurses. Our specialist nurses can help answer your questions throughout your treatment and can help to provide any information you may need.
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 possible.
What is involved in having chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy may become a part of your life for a while. For most patients, chemotherapy treatment will be given in cycles over a period of four to six months, with between one and four treatments each month.
Your oncologist will see you at the start of each treatment cycle. Treatment sessions usually last a morning or afternoon, and you can bring a family member or friend with you to keep you company. We have created a warm and friendly environment so that you can feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible while you are here. We also offer flexible appointment times, including evening appointments at some Spire hospitals, to help you fit treatment around your daily life.
Chemotherapy is usually given through a drip in your arm together with anti sickness drugs. You will be able to sit or lie comfortably and read, watch TV and eat and drink as normal. You will be cared for throughout each treatment by our specialist oncology nurses.
If you need chemotherapy, you will be referred to a consultant oncologist who specialises in your type of cancer. They will discuss the type and length of treatment you need with you, and will oversee all of your chemotherapy. You will also have the opportunity to talk about your treatment and any side effects with the nursing team before your first session of chemotherapy.
It is important that you feel supported and reassured throughout the process, so your nurses will give you a list of contact numbers for you to use any time of the day or night if you need support or advice.