What do you need to know?

The Spire Specialist Care Centre offers chemotherapy for prostate cancer. At the Specialist Care Centre we know that cancer treatment can be really daunting and at times confusing. We’re here to answer any of your questions and aim to ensure your treatment is as seamless and comfortable as it possibly can be. The clinical service is led by a leading clinical oncologist, has some of the latest technologies and a dedicated specialist team. We aim to give you fast access to the treatment you need in a caring, clean and comfortable environment.

Having prostate cancer treatment - chemotherapy

Emotional effects

A cancer diagnosis can bring with it many feelings of fear, anxiety, low mood and depression.

We understand that going through diagnosis and cancer treatment can be both difficult for you and your friends and family. At the centre we are here to provide a supportive environment. Please talk to our staff if you feel you need any additional support.

Preparing for chemotherapy treatment

When is chemotherapy used?

Chemotherapy can be used in the following ways:

  • Neo-adjuvant treatment: chemotherapy given prior to surgery, to try to shrink the tumour.
  • Adjuvant treatment: chemotherapy given after surgery, when there are no visible signs of cancer. It aims to reduce the risk of cancer returning in the future.
  • Curative chemotherapy: chemotherapy given to try and completely eradicate the cancer.
  • Palliative chemotherapy: chemotherapy that aims to shrink the cancer, slow its growth or reduce the rate of spread. It may also help reduce any symptoms caused by the cancer.