How you have cancer drugs
You can have cancer drugs in different ways. For how long you have treatment will depend on the drug you have and your type of cancer. Always take your medicines safely.
Tablets, suppositories and patches
There are different ways of having medicines.
Injections and drips
You can have cancer drugs as an injection or drip through a vein, through a central line, PICC line or Portacath. Sometimes you might have it as an injection into a muscle or under the skin.
Treatment cycles and courses of treatment
Cancer drugs such as chemotherapy are usually given in cycles over several months. A series of cycles is called a course of treatment.
It's important to take medicines safely and follow the instructions carefully. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Food and drink to avoid during cancer treatment
Certain substances in foods and drugs can interfere with how the cancer drug you are having works.