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:

F

Fluorouracil & calcium folinate MdG & Modified de Gramont

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.

Fluorouracil (Quasar)

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.

FLAG 

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.

FLAG-IDA 

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.

FC (Fludarabine and Cyclophosphamide)

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.

FOLFIRINOX

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.  

FLOT (Fluouracil/Leucovorin/Oxaliplatin/Docetaxel)

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.

Fulvestrant (Faslodex®)

Fulvestrant is a hormonal therapy used to control breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (secondary breast cancer). It is used to help control the cancer and its symptoms. Fulvestrant may be prescribed if your cancer is no longer responding to other hormonal treatments.