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:

S

Somatostatin Analogues

Your doctor has recommended treatment for you with a somatastatin analogue.  Somatastatin is a substance produced naturally in many parts of the body, and this treatment will help reduce the symptoms caused by over production of hormones by your neuro-endocrine tumour.

Sunitinib (Sutent ®) for renal tumours

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.

Streptozocin and capecitabine

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.

Sunitinib (Sutent ®) for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours

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.  

Sorafenib (Nexavar®) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

The leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family.  The possible benefits of treatment vary: for some people it may stop the cancer growing and control symptoms related to the cancer, in a small proportion of patients the cancer will reduce in size.

Sorafenib (Nexavar®)

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family. Sorafenib is a type of anti-cancer treatment called a targeted therapy.