Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Service

Chemotherapy treatment

This page includes some information about chemotherapy as a treatment for bone and soft tissue tumours.

Chemotherapy is used alongside other treatments for bone and soft tissue tumours. Chemotherapy drugs destroy cancer cells, usually by disrupting the way that cancer cells grow and divide.


About chemotherapy

There are a range of different chemotherapy drugs and depending on your individual needs, you may have one drug or a combination of different drugs.

Your doctor or nurse will talk to you about the type of drugs you will receive as part of your treatment.

More information

The Macmillan Cancer Support website has a lot more information about chemotherapy. This includes details on:

  • being treated
  • side effects
  • individual drugs
  • combinations of drugs
  • lines and ports
  • lumbar puncture.

For more, visit the Macmillan Cancer Support website.

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