Chemotherapy uses anti cancer drugs to destroy brain tumour cells. You might have it as part of your treatment for some types of brain or spinal cord tumours.

Chemotherapy treatment

You might have chemotherapy for some types of brain tumours. It uses cytotoxic drugs to destroy brain tumour cells. 

Side effects of chemotherapy

Side effects of chemotherapy vary from one person to another. Find out about the possible side effects of chemotherapy and how to manage them.

Chemotherapy drugs

Find out about the most common chemotherapy drugs, the possible side effects and how to cope with them.

Last reviewed: 
30 Apr 2019
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