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:

D

Docetaxel (Taxotere) with GCSF for hormone sensitive prostate cancer (Urology)

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, prolong the time before additional treatment is required, or for others it may control the cancer and its symptoms.

Doxorubicin & Ifosfamide

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.

Doxorubicin

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.

Dacarbazine

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.

Dabrafenib and Trametinib

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family. Your doctor or nurse clinician has prescribed for you a targeted therapy called dabrafenib and trametinib. The treatment is suitable for patients with a specific mutation in their cancer.

Docetaxel (Taxotere)

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.

DHAP

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.

DA  

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.

Docetaxel, cisplatin and 5FU  (TPF)

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.

Docetaxel (Taxotere), Carboplatin & 5 Fluorouracil (5FU)

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.

Docetaxel (Taxotere) and cyclophosphamide

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.  

Docetaxel (Taxotere) and carboplatin (TC)

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.  

Docetaxel (Taxotere) and oral prednisolone (Urology)

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.  

Dabrafenib (Tafinlar®)

Information sheet describing treatment with anti-cancer therapy, Dabrafenib, as welll as the side effects and how to cope.

Denosumab

This is a treatment which works by attaching itself to bone and slows down the rate of bone change. In the bone there are two types of bone cells: osteoclasts, which break down old bone and osteoblasts which build up new bone. This treatment helps to ensure the balance of these cells is correct and bone stays healthy.

Durvalumab (Imfinzi®) (Lung)

Durvalumab (Imfinzi®) has been approved as a treatment to be offered to patients with non small cell lung cancer who have completed chemotherapy and radiotherapy together, and who have shown to have responded to the treatment on a scan done at the end of that treatment

Doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide

Each drug is given into the vein through a fine tube (cannula) as bolus injections, via a fast flowing drip over approximately 30-40 minutes.
The treatment is repeated every 3 weeks for between 3 and 6 cycles.