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:

L

Low 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.

Lenalidomide

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.

LEAM conditioning

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.  

Lenalidomide (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.  

Letrozole

Many breast cancers rely on the hormone oestrogen to grow. This type of breast cancer is called oestrogen receptor-positive (ER positive) breast cancer. Letrozole blocks oestrogen from reaching the cancer cells. This means the cancer may grow more slowly or stop growing altogether.