Chemotherapy information sheets

Chemotherapy is a type of systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT). Chemotherapy information sheets provide details about individual chemotherapy treatments. Your doctor will discuss your treatment with you when you come to The Christie.

Each information sheet includes:

  • 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

Click on the name of the treatment you wish to view.

Or find it alphabetically:

A

ABVD

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.

Alemtuzumab (MabCampath® ) for CLL

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.

ALL Maintenance

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.

Accelerated MVAC

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.

Accelerated MVAC

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.

Azacitidine

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.

ALL Cycle 1 (Daunorubicin and vincristine)

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.

ALL Cycle 2 (Cyclophosphamide and cytarabine)

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.

ALL Consolidation (Cycles 1-4)

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

Afatinib (Giotrif®) 

Information sheet describing treatment with Afatinib, the exptected side effects and how to cope.

Aflibercept (colorectal cancer)

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

Axitinib (Inlyta)

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

Atezolizumab (Tecentriq®) (Lung)

The possible benefits of this treatment vary: for some people, this immune therapy may reduce the risk of the cancer coming back, for others, it may control the cancer and its symptoms.

Alectinib (Lung)

The possible benefits of treatment vary: for some people, treatment may reduce the risk of the cancer coming back, for others treatment may control the cancer and its symptoms.

Anastrozole

In women, after the menopause, oestrogen is no longer made in the ovaries. Instead it is made in the fatty tissues of the body. This happens when an enzyme (a type of protein) called aromatase changes other hormones into oestrogen. Anastrozole is a type of drug called an aromatase inhibitor. It blocks (inhibits) the activity of aromatase and reduces the amount of oestrogen in the body.

Abemaciclib (Verzenios®)

Abemaciclib is a targeted (biological) therapy. This group of drugs block the growth and spread of cancer. They target and interfere with processes in the cells that cause cancer to grow. When used to treat breast cancer, abemaciclib is taken alongside hormone (endocrine) therapy.