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:

C

Capecitabine chemotherapy and concurrent radiotherapy to the pancreas

Your doctor has prescribed for you a treatment which includes 5½ weeks of radiotherapy to the pancreas and chemotherapy tablets, called capecitabine, to take during your radiotherapy treatment.

Ceritinib (Zykadia®)

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family.  Ceritinib (Zykadia®) is a type of anti-cancer treatment called a targeted therapy.

CVD (Cyclophosphamide/Vincristine/Dacarbazine)

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family. The possible benefit of treatment is that it may control the cancer and its symptoms. Chemotherapy is the most commonly prescribed anti-cancer treatment but other types of treatment are also used. 

Cyclophosphamide for myeloma

This leaflet is a guide for patients and their families about Cyclophosphamide which your doctor has prescribed for you as part of your treatment for myeloma.

CTD1 (Myeloma)

This leaflet is a guide for patients and their families about the treatment CTD1 which your doctor has prescribed for you as part of your treatment for myeloma. This treatment consists of three tablets: cyclophosphamide, thalidomide and dexamethasone.

CTD2 (Myeloma)

This leaflet is a guide for patients and their families about the treatment CTD2 which your doctor has prescribed for you as part of your treatment for myeloma. This treatment consists of three tablets: cyclophosphamide, thalidomide and dexamethasone and is given in in cycles lasting 28 days (up to a maximum of six cycles).

Caelyx

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.

Cisplatin

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family. Your doctor or nurse clinician has prescribed for you a treatment that includes the chemotherapy cisplatin.

Carboplatin

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.

CMF

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.

Carboplatin & etoposide (Lung)

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.

Cisplatin & Mitomycin C

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.

Cisplatin & Etoposide

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.

Chlorambucil Oral

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.

Chemo-radiotherapy to the oesophagus (gullet:) with cisplatin & capecitabine

This booklet has been written for patients to explain about the treatment chemo-radiotherapy to the oesophagus (gullet).  This treatment takes 5 weeks in total and combines daily radiotherapy sessions with treatments with the chemotherapy cisplatin and capecitabine in the first and fifth weeks.

Cisplatin and Vinorelbine

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.

Concurrent chemo-radiation with cisplatin & etoposide for non-small cell lung cancer

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.

Concurrent chemo-radiation with cisplatin & etoposide for small cell lung cancer

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.

CODOX-M 

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.

Carboplatin and Caelyx

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.

Cisplatin and capecitabine (Head and neck)

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.

Cetuximab and radiotherapy to the head & neck

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.

CCNU (Lomustine)

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.

Chlvpp

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.

Capecitabine (colo-rectal)

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.

Carboplatin 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.

Cisplatin and radiotherapy to the head and neck

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.

Cisplatin and gemcitabine (GI)

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.

Capecitabine and radiotherapy (colo-rectal)

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.

Cisplatin & 5-Fluorouracil (Urology)

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.

Carboplatin and oral etoposide (NET)

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.

Cetuximab (Colo rectal)

Information sheet about treatment with Cetuximab - a type of anti-cancer treatment called targeted therapy. The possible benefits of treatment vary; for some people this treatment may reduce the risk of the cancer coming back, for others it may control the cancer and its symptoms

Carboplatin desensitisation

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.  

Cisplatin, capecitabine and Herceptin

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.  

Carboplatin and etoposide (NET)

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.  

Carboplatin (Lung)

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. 

Capecitabine (breast)

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. 

Cabazitaxel (Jevtana)

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.  

Concurrent Chemo-radiation with Mitomycin C and 5-Fluorouracil for Anal Cancer

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family about the possible benefits of treatment for anal cancer with concurrent chemo-radiation with Mitomycin C and 5-Fluorouracil..

Chemo-radiotherapy to the stomach post-operatively with capecitabine

Information about concurrent radiotherapy and chemotherapy post-operatively to the stomach, side effects and how to cope.

Cisplatin and S1 (Teysuno)

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.  

Capecitabine (Pancreas)

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.  

Cisplatin and capecitabine (Upper GI)

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.  

Crizotinib (Xalkori™)

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.  

Cabozantinib (Cometriq®

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

Carboplatin for breast patients

Carboplatin is given into the vein (intravenously) through a fine tube (cannula) as an infusion over 60 minutes.The treatment is repeated either weekly or every 3 weeks for a total of 3-6 cycles.

Cisplatin and Capecitabine

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 it may control the cancer and its symptoms. Your doctor will explain to you whether you will receive chemotherapy or another type of treatment, or a combination of both. Your doctor or nurse will be happy to answer any questions you have about your treatment. You will find it useful to refer to the booklet ‘Chemotherapy, a guide’ which gives general information on chemotherapy and side effects.

Cisplatin, capecitabine and trastuzumab

Your doctor or nurse clinician has prescribed for you a treatment with cisplatin, capecitabine and trastuzumab.

Concurrent chemo-radiotherapy to the oesophagus (gullet) with weekly paclitaxel (Taxol) and carboplatin

This information describes your future treatment and answers some commonly asked questions. Please read it carefully and make a note of anything you wish to ask your consultant, nurse clinician or radiographer. There are contact telephone numbers at the end of the leaflet. Please ring us if you would like to discuss any aspect of your treatment.

Carboplatin and weekly paclitaxel (Taxol) (for anal cancer)

The possible benefits of treatment vary; for some people chemotherapy may reduce the risk of the cancer coming back, for others it may control the cancer and its symptoms. Your doctor will explain to you whether you will receive chemotherapy or another type of treatment, or a combination of both. Your doctor or nurse will be happy to answer any questions you have about your treatment. You will find it useful to refer to the booklet ‘Chemotherapy, a guide’ which gives general information on chemotherapy and side effects

CHOP

Your doctor or nurse clinician has prescribed for you a course of treatment with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisolone (steroid). The treatment is given as an infusion (drip) and injections (bolus) into your vein and as tablets.