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 Nova Healthcare
Chemotherapy can be daunting, but at Nova Healthcare 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.
At Nova Healthcare we have access to the latest and most advanced chemotherapy drugs and regimes. The type of chemotherapy you will receive will depend on many things, but most importantly we will consider the type of cancer you have and where in your body it started.
We offer chemotherapy treatments for patients with the following cancers:
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 chemotherapy nurses in our peaceful, private and state-of-the-art chemotherapy suite.
Whatever you choose, our nurses 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 Nova and our values here.
If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, contact us or call us on 0113 206 7503.