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Chemotherapy Treatment

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Patient receiving treatment
Person receiving treatment

Receiving chemotherapy

Chemotherapy treatment is generally given as an outpatient attendance in the Medical Oncology Day Ward.  Ward 23 provides treatment to those who do need to be admitted into hospital for treatment.
Prior to receiving chemotherapy you will see a doctor.
The duration of chemotherapy treatment is dependant on the treatment you are receiving.  Some chemotherapy treatments can take 30 minutes, while others can take 6-8 hours,  so it can be a long day.  Generally chemotherapy is given intravenously, while you  sit in a lazy-boy chair. 
You are always welcome to have a support person accompanying you to your appointments.

More Information


Chemotherapy General Information Booklet

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