What to Expect

Deciding to have treatment:

If you're diagnosed with cancer, you'll be cared for by a team of specialists. Your team will recommend chemotherapy if they think it's the best option for you, but the final decision is yours.
Making this decision can be difficult. You may find it useful to write a list of questions to ask your care team.

Tests and Investigations

Before chemotherapy begins, you'll have tests to check your general health and make sure the treatment is suitable for you.

The tests you'll have may include:

  • Blood tests – to check things such as how well your liver and kidneys are working, and how many blood cells you have
  • X-rays and scans – to check the size of your cancer
  • Measurements of your height and weight – to help your team work out the correct dose

During treatment you'll also have tests to monitor your progress.

Your chemotherapy pathway

  • Consultation at an outpatient appointment
  • Pre-chemotherapy assessment
  • Chemotherapy delivery
  • Follow-up appointment

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