Chemotherapy and other cancer drugs for brain tumours
Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill tumour cells.
You may have chemotherapy:
- After surgery
- Before, with or after radiotherapy
You may have a single chemotherapy drug or a combination of drugs. They are either given in tablet form or injected into your bloodstream. Often with a brain tumour you will have tablets to take at home.
Your medical oncologist (doctor who specialises in using drugs to treat cancer) will decide the type, schedule and dose of your chemotherapy.
Read more about chemotherapy and its side-effects.
Another way of giving chemotherapy is put it into your brain in wafers made of gel. The wafers contain the chemotherapy drugs. They are put inside your brain during brain surgery, after the tumour has been removed. The wafers slowly release chemotherapy into the area over a few days.
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