How long is chemotherapy given?

Author:  Gesche Tallen, MD, PhD, Editor:  Maria Yiallouros, Reviewer:  Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Günter Henze, English Translation:  Hannah McRae, Last modification:  2022/02/17

The length of chemotherapy for treating children and adolescents with cancer depends on:

  • the type of cancer
  • the treatment protocol
  • the time-point of treatment
  • the cancer's response to treatment so far
  • the patient's clinical condition and tolerance of the treatment

Specific, disease-related information on the length of chemotherapy can be found in the chapters of the different cancer types (see “diseases”).

Diseases

Information for patients, families, friends and others interested in childhood cancer and haematological diseases can be found here