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:

H

Herceptin® (Trastuzumab) in metastatic breast 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.

High Dose Ara-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.

Herceptin® (Trastuzumab) in early breast cancer (adjuvant)

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.

Hyper-CVAD 

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.

High dose melphalan conditioning for autologous transplants (inpatients)

Information sheet explaining the reasons for the conditioning as preparation for a transplant, the treatment schedule, side effects and how to cope.

High dose cytarabine (Lymphoma)

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.