Chemotherapy information sheets

The Chemotherapy information sheets give details about individual chemotherapy treatment. Your doctor will discuss this with you when you come to Christie.

Each card has:

  • name of drugs
  • the way the drugs are given, for example, injection or via a drip
  • treatment cycle (which days or weeks you have treatment and how long treatment lasts)
  • side effects and how to cope
  • contact numbers

Not all cards have this information as some regimens are altered to suit the person being treated, but the doctor and /or chemotherapy sister will tell you all about your treatment.

To view the details of each regimen click the name of the regimen

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Or find it alphabetically:

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Somatostatin Analogues

Your doctor has recommended treatment for you with a somatastatin analogue.  Somatastatin is a substance produced naturally in many parts of the body, and this treatment will help reduce the symptoms caused by over production of hormones by your neuro-endocrine tumour.

Sunitinib (Sutent ®) for renal tumours

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family.  You will find it useful to refer to the booklet Chemotherapy: a guide which gives general information on chemotherapy and side effects.

Streptozocin and capecitabine

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family.  You will find it useful to refer to the booklet Chemotherapy: a guide which gives general information on chemotherapy and side effects.

Sunitinib (Sutent ®) for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family.  The possible benefits of treatment vary: for some people it may reduce the risk of the cancer coming back, for others it may control the cancer and its symptoms.  

Sorafenib (Nexavar®) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

The leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family.  The possible benefits of treatment vary: for some people it may stop the cancer growing and control symptoms related to the cancer, in a small proportion of patients the cancer will reduce in size.

Sorafenib (Nexavar®)

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family. Sorafenib is a type of anti-cancer treatment called a targeted therapy. 

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