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Patient information

Coronavirus COVID-19

21 April 2020

If you're:
- living with cancer, have had cancer in the past, or are worried that you have cancer 

- a relative, friend or carer of someone living with cancer

this FAQ document contains the latest guidance from cancer charities on staying safe and accessing treatment/diagnosis.

Your doctor at The Berkshire Cancer Centre has prescribed a course of treatment for you. You may be feeling anxious about how the treatment may affect you. This section tells you about chemotherapy and the chemotherapy service at The Berkshire Cancer Centre. We hope the information on this webpage will answer most of your questions and help you discuss your treatment with the doctors and nurses. Our medical and nursing staff are here to answer any questions you or your family may have.

The majority of chemotherapy is given as a day treatment. This means that you come in for your treatment and can go home on the same day. In some cases, for example, where a longer treatment is required or because of the nature of a particular cancer, patients need to be admitted to hospital as an impatient for chemotherapy.

As your treatment progresses, you will always be able to ask your team whatever you need to know.

Please watch the short introductory video by Macmillan below, which shows information about having chemotherapy as an outpatient:

Have a look at the links and information on the right-hand side for further information.


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