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:

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Thalidomide 

This leaflet is a guide for patients and their families about Thalidomide capsules which your doctor has prescribed for you as part of your treatment for myeloma.

Tomudex (Raltitrexed)

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.

Temozolomide (Oral)

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.

Taking Capecitabine during radiotherapy to the head and neck

Your doctor has recommended that you have a course of capecitabine tablets along with your radiotherapy.  Capecitabine is a chemotherapy drug taken by mouth.

TIP

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.

Tomudex (Raltitrexed) and oxaliplatin

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.

Topotecan Oral (Hycamtin®)  

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.

Temozolomide and irinotecan

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.

Temozolomide and capecitabine for pancreatic and 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.  

Temozolomide (oral) with concurrent radiotherapy to the brain

Information sheet explaining the treatment with concurrent radiotherapy and chemotherapy (Temozolomide oral)

Trabectedin

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.  

Trifluridine and tipiracil (Lonsurf)

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 it may control the cancer and its symptoms.

Tamoxifen

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