What is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill or disrupt the growth of cancer cells. These drugs can be administered by injection, a drip or as tablets, and can be given alone or used in combination with other types of treatment.

You might have chemotherapy:

  • to shrink a cancer before surgery or radiotherapy
  • to try to stop cancer coming back after surgery or radiotherapy
  • as a treatment on its own, if your type of cancer is very sensitive to it
  • to treat cancer that has spread from where it first started.

Specialist care at Cancer Centre London

At CCL we provide a comfortable, caring and relaxed environment for patients who need to undergo drug therapy for the treatment of their cancer.

Chemotherapy can be daunting, but at CCL we combine expertise, experience and compassion to provide the best possible care to all patients. We’re with you every step of the way and our dedicated multidisciplinary team will strive to ensure you receive the best possible care.

If you are undergoing chemotherapy treatment, you will be introduced to one of our team of dedicated and specialised oncology nurses on your first visit.

They will see you through your course of therapy and discuss your treatment with you. Time will be taken to fully explain all necessary detailed information you may need to ensure that you are fully informed about every aspect of your care.

We offer chemotherapy treatments for patients with the following cancers:

Chemotherapy is used either as a treatment by itself or in combination with radiotherapy. We offer the best protocols for our patients, and the latest personalised treatments, which are prepared on site.

The choice to see who you want, when you want

We believe that our patients should have the choice the see the consultant they want to, and we will make sure we fit our specialist care around you.

Treatments are delivered by our experienced and dedicated multidisciplinary team in our peaceful, private and state-of-the-art facilities.

Whatever you choose, our expert team will support and guide you through your course of treatment, ensuring that you are fully informed about every aspect of your care. Find out more about the care we provide at CCL and our values here.

Book now

If you have any questions about chemotherapy or would like to book an appointment with one of our specialists, complete this form online or call 020 8247 3351.


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