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:

P

PCV

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.

Paclitaxel (Taxol) & 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.

Paclitaxel (Taxol)  

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.

Pemetrexed (Alimta) & Cisplatin

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.

Pemetrexed (Alimta) & 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.

Paclitaxel (Taxol) and Gemcitabine

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.

Pemetrexed (Alimta) 

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.

Pazopanib (Votrient) for renal tumours

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.  

Panitumumab (Colo-rectal cancer)

Information sheet about treatment with Panitumumab - 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.

Pixantrone

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.  

Pre-operative radiotherapy to the oesophagus (gullet) Paclitaxel (Taxol) & carboplatin

This information describes your future treatment and answers some commonly asked questions.

Pembrolizumab

Information sheet about Pembrolizumab, a type of immunotherapy. The possible benefits of treatment vary: from controlling the cancer, to reducing its symptoms.

Pertuzumab

Pertuzumab uses a targeted approach to treat breast cancer using monoclonal antibodies.

Palbociclib

Palbociclib is a targeted (biological) therapy. This group of drugs block the growth and spread of cancer. They target and interfere with processes in the cells that cause cancer to grow. When used to treat breast cancer, palbociclib is taken alongside hormone (endocrine) therapy.

PACKER (Carboplatin, Vincristine, Lomustine)

The possible benefits of this treatment vary; for some people this chemotherapy may reduce the risk of the cancer coming back, for others it may control the cancer and its symptoms. Your clinical team 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.

PACKER (Cisplatin, Vincristine, Lomustine)

The possible benefits of this treatment vary; for some people this chemotherapy may reduce the risk of the cancer coming back, for others it may control the cancer and its symptoms. Your clinical team 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.