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Chemotherapy

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    Chemotherapy Medicine is given to patients because they have cancer. 

    Chemotherapy medicine helps to:

    Shrink cancer cells
    Kill cancer cells
    Stop cancer coming back

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    Chemotherapy medicine can be given:

    By a drip

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    By tablets

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    The doctor will tell you how many chemotherapy sessions you will have

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    Chemotherapy can be given

    In Hospital

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    As an outpatient

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    As an inpatient

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    At home

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    At hospital

     

    Go to reception and tell them your name

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    Have a seat in the waiting area

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    The nurse will call your name

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    The nurse or doctor will take a blood test before your chemotherapy starts

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    You can go home after your treatment is finished

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    You may have to stay in hospital after your treatment

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    After your chemotherapy treatment

    You may feel sick

     

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    You may feel tired and may want to sleep during the day

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    Feel constipated

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    Do not feel like eating

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    Have mouth ulcers

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    Sore painful skin

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    Your hair may fall out

  22. photo of person wearing cold cap

    Ask the nurse about ‘cold caps’

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    Your hair will grow back when your chemotherapy medicine is finished

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    Talk to the nurse or doctor if you are worried of feel ill

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    For two days after you have had your chemotherapy medicine you should

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    Flush the toilet two times every time you use it

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    All clothes and sheets should be washed on a long cycle

     

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    Wear rubber gloves and use a cloth for any spills of

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    • Urine

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    • Diarrhoea

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    • Vomit

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    Put the gloves and cloth into a plastic bag

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    Tie the bag and put in the bin

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    Wash you hands