Strike action from Thursday 27 June to Tuesday 2 July 2024

Junior doctors at The Christie will strike from 7am on Thursday 27 June until 7am on Tuesday 2 July 2024.

We are proactively contacting patients with appointments that may be affected. If you have an appointment on any of these dates, please continue to come to The Christie and our other centres as planned, unless we contact you to tell you otherwise. Please do not call to check if your appointment is still going ahead.

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Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to destroy tumour cells. 

There are many different types of chemotherapy drugs. Sometimes they are given as tablets or capsules and some are given by injection (intravenously). 

Chemotherapy is only used for certain types of tumours and is sometimes given in combination with radiotherapy. Your doctor will discuss this with you.

More information about having chemotherapy can be found here

Specific information leaflets about individual drugs and drug combinations are also available; your doctor or a member of the neuro-oncology team can advise you on which of these you need to read. 

Last updated: April 2023