Before you start
If you have been referred to an Oncologist (a doctor that treats cancer) or a Haematolgist (a doctor that specialises in blood cancers, as well as other blood diseases), then you may have lots of questions to ask about what will happen to you.
Information about specific chemotherapy drugs can be found at the Macmillan website (http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/treating/chemotherapy/drugs-and-combination-regimens).
Your chemotherapy pathway
Your chemotherapy pathway will consist of these steps:
- Consultation at an outpatient appointment
- Pre-chemotherapy assessment
- Chemotherapy delivery
Follow the links to find out more about each step and the people involved.
Support during chemotherapy
People find many ways of dealing with their cancer diagnosis and the effect of chemotherapy on them and their families. We can also help. We have a dedicated team called Leeds Cancer Support who have lots of information and advice that you may find helpful. Drop-in to the support and information lounge on level 1 of St James's Bexley wing, phone 0113 206 8816.