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:

A

ABVD

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.

Alemtuzumab (MabCampath® ) for CLL

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.

ALL Maintenance

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.

Accelerated MVAC

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.

Accelerated MVAC

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.

Azacitidine

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.

ALL Cycle 1 (Daunorubicin and vincristine)

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.

ALL Cycle 2 (Cyclophosphamide and cytarabine)

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.

ALL Consolidation (Cycles 1-4)

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.  

Afatinib (Giotrif®) 

Information sheet describing treatment with Afatinib, the exptected side effects and how to cope.

Aflibercept (colorectal cancer)

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.  

Axitinib (Inlyta)

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.  

Atezolizumab (Tecentriq®) (Lung)

The possible benefits of this treatment vary: for some people, this immune therapy may reduce the risk of the cancer coming back, for others, it may control the cancer and its symptoms.

Alectinib (Lung)

The possible benefits of treatment vary: for some people, treatment may reduce the risk of the cancer coming back, for others treatment may control the cancer and its symptoms.

Anastrozole

In women, after the menopause, oestrogen is no longer made in the ovaries. Instead it is made in the fatty tissues of the body. This happens when an enzyme (a type of protein) called aromatase changes other hormones into oestrogen. Anastrozole is a type of drug called an aromatase inhibitor. It blocks (inhibits) the activity of aromatase and reduces the amount of oestrogen in the body.

Abemaciclib (Verzenios®)

Abemaciclib 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, abemaciclib is taken alongside hormone (endocrine) therapy.

Atezolizumab (Tecentriq®) (breast)

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family. The possible benefits of this treatment vary: for some people, this immune therapy may reduce the risk of the cancer coming back, for others, it may control the cancer and its symptoms. Your treatment will be fully explained by your doctor or nurse who will be happy to answer any questions.

B

BEP 3 days

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.

BEP 5 days

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.

Bendamustine

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.

Bortezomib (velcade)

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.

Brentuximab vedotin

This information describes treatment with Brentuximab vedotin.

Bevacizumab (colo rectal)

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.  

Bevacizumab (Avastin) Breast

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.  

Bortezomib (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.  

BCD (Bortezomib, Cyclophosphamide, Dexamethasone)

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. 

C

Capecitabine chemotherapy and concurrent radiotherapy to the pancreas

Your doctor has prescribed for you a treatment which includes 5½ weeks of radiotherapy to the pancreas and chemotherapy tablets, called capecitabine, to take during your radiotherapy treatment.

Ceritinib (Zykadia®)

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family.  Ceritinib (Zykadia®) is a type of anti-cancer treatment called a targeted therapy.

CVD (Cyclophosphamide/Vincristine/Dacarbazine)

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family. The possible benefit of treatment is that it may control the cancer and its symptoms. Chemotherapy is the most commonly prescribed anti-cancer treatment but other types of treatment are also used. 

Cyclophosphamide for myeloma

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

CTD1 (Myeloma)

This leaflet is a guide for patients and their families about the treatment CTD1 which your doctor has prescribed for you as part of your treatment for myeloma. This treatment consists of three tablets: cyclophosphamide, thalidomide and dexamethasone.

CTD2 (Myeloma)

This leaflet is a guide for patients and their families about the treatment CTD2 which your doctor has prescribed for you as part of your treatment for myeloma. This treatment consists of three tablets: cyclophosphamide, thalidomide and dexamethasone and is given in in cycles lasting 28 days (up to a maximum of six cycles).

Caelyx

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.

Cisplatin

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family. Your doctor or nurse clinician has prescribed for you a treatment that includes the chemotherapy cisplatin.

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.

CMF

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.

Carboplatin & etoposide (Lung)

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.

Cisplatin & Mitomycin 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.

Cisplatin & Etoposide

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.

Chlorambucil 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.

Chemo-radiotherapy to the oesophagus (gullet:) with cisplatin & capecitabine

This booklet has been written for patients to explain about the treatment chemo-radiotherapy to the oesophagus (gullet).  This treatment takes 5 weeks in total and combines daily radiotherapy sessions with treatments with the chemotherapy cisplatin and capecitabine in the first and fifth weeks.

Cisplatin and Vinorelbine

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.

Concurrent chemo-radiation with cisplatin & etoposide for non-small cell lung 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.

Concurrent chemo-radiation with cisplatin & etoposide for small cell lung 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.

CODOX-M 

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.

Carboplatin and Caelyx

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.

Cisplatin and capecitabine (Head and neck)

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.

Cetuximab and radiotherapy to the head & neck

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.

CCNU (Lomustine)

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.

Chlvpp

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.

Capecitabine (colo-rectal)

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.

Carboplatin 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.

Cisplatin and radiotherapy to the head and neck

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.

Cisplatin and gemcitabine (GI)

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.

Capecitabine and radiotherapy (colo-rectal)

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.

Cisplatin & 5-Fluorouracil (Urology)

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.

Carboplatin and oral etoposide (NET)

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.

Cetuximab (Colo rectal)

Information sheet about treatment with Cetuximab - 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

Carboplatin desensitisation

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.  

Cisplatin, capecitabine and Herceptin

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.  

Carboplatin and etoposide (NET)

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.  

Carboplatin (Lung)

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. 

Capecitabine (breast)

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. 

Cabazitaxel (Jevtana)

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.  

Concurrent Chemo-radiation with Mitomycin C and 5-Fluorouracil for Anal Cancer

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family about the possible benefits of treatment for anal cancer with concurrent chemo-radiation with Mitomycin C and 5-Fluorouracil..

Chemo-radiotherapy to the stomach post-operatively with capecitabine

Information about concurrent radiotherapy and chemotherapy post-operatively to the stomach, side effects and how to cope.

Cisplatin and S1 (Teysuno)

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.  

Capecitabine (Pancreas)

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.  

Cisplatin and capecitabine (Upper GI)

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.  

Crizotinib (Xalkori™)

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.  

Cabozantinib (Cometriq®

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

Carboplatin for breast patients

Carboplatin is given into the vein (intravenously) through a fine tube (cannula) as an infusion over 60 minutes.The treatment is repeated either weekly or every 3 weeks for a total of 3-6 cycles.

Cisplatin and Capecitabine

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. Your doctor will explain to you whether you will receive chemotherapy or another type of treatment, or a combination of both. Your doctor or nurse 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.

Cisplatin, capecitabine and trastuzumab

Your doctor or nurse clinician has prescribed for you a treatment with cisplatin, capecitabine and trastuzumab.

Concurrent chemo-radiotherapy to the oesophagus (gullet) with weekly paclitaxel (Taxol) and carboplatin

This information describes your future treatment and answers some commonly asked questions. Please read it carefully and make a note of anything you wish to ask your consultant, nurse clinician or radiographer. There are contact telephone numbers at the end of the leaflet. Please ring us if you would like to discuss any aspect of your treatment.

Carboplatin and weekly paclitaxel (Taxol) (for anal cancer)

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. Your doctor will explain to you whether you will receive chemotherapy or another type of treatment, or a combination of both. Your doctor or nurse 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

CHOP

Your doctor or nurse clinician has prescribed for you a course of treatment with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisolone (steroid). The treatment is given as an infusion (drip) and injections (bolus) into your vein and as tablets.

D

Docetaxel (Taxotere) with GCSF for hormone sensitive prostate cancer (Urology)

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, prolong the time before additional treatment is required, or for others it may control the cancer and its symptoms.

Doxorubicin & Ifosfamide

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.

Doxorubicin

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.

Dacarbazine

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.

Dabrafenib and Trametinib

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family. Your doctor or nurse clinician has prescribed for you a targeted therapy called dabrafenib and trametinib. The treatment is suitable for patients with a specific mutation in their cancer.

Docetaxel (Taxotere)

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.

DHAP

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.

DA  

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.

Docetaxel, cisplatin and 5FU  (TPF)

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.

Docetaxel (Taxotere), Carboplatin & 5 Fluorouracil (5FU)

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.

Docetaxel (Taxotere) and cyclophosphamide

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.  

Docetaxel (Taxotere) and carboplatin (TC)

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.  

Docetaxel (Taxotere) and oral prednisolone (Urology)

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.  

Dabrafenib (Tafinlar®)

Information sheet describing treatment with anti-cancer therapy, Dabrafenib, as welll as the side effects and how to cope.

Denosumab

This is a treatment which works by attaching itself to bone and slows down the rate of bone change. In the bone there are two types of bone cells: osteoclasts, which break down old bone and osteoblasts which build up new bone. This treatment helps to ensure the balance of these cells is correct and bone stays healthy.

Durvalumab (Imfinzi®) (Lung)

Durvalumab (Imfinzi®) has been approved as a treatment to be offered to patients with non small cell lung cancer who have completed chemotherapy and radiotherapy together, and who have shown to have responded to the treatment on a scan done at the end of that treatment

Doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide

Each drug is given into the vein through a fine tube (cannula) as bolus injections, via a fast flowing drip over approximately 30-40 minutes.
The treatment is repeated every 3 weeks for between 3 and 6 cycles.

E

E.C.F. / E.C.X.

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.

Epirubicin

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.

Epirubicin & Cyclophosphamide

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.

ESHAP

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.

EOX: Epirubicin, Oxaliplatin 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.

Erlotinib (Tarceva)

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.

Everolimus

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.  

Eribulin (Halaven®) 

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.  

EP - 5 days

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.  

Exemestane

In women, after the menopause, oestrogen is no longer made in the ovaries. Instead it is made in the fatty tissues of the body. This happens when an enzyme (a type of protein) called aromatase changes other hormones into oestrogen. Exemestane is a type of drug called an aromatase inhibitor. It blocks (inhibits) the activity of aromatase and reduces the amount of oestrogen in the body.

F

Fluorouracil & calcium folinate MdG & Modified de Gramont

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.

Fluorouracil (Quasar)

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.

FLAG 

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.

FLAG-IDA 

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.

FC (Fludarabine and Cyclophosphamide)

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.

FOLFIRINOX

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.  

FLOT (Fluouracil/Leucovorin/Oxaliplatin/Docetaxel)

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.

Fulvestrant (Faslodex®)

Fulvestrant is a hormonal therapy used to control breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (secondary breast cancer). It is used to help control the cancer and its symptoms. Fulvestrant may be prescribed if your cancer is no longer responding to other hormonal treatments.

G

Gemcitabine & Carboplatin (Urology)

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.

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.

GDP (Gemcitabine,Dexamethasone, CisPlatin)

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family. The possible benefits of treat-ment vary; for some people chemotherapy may reduce the risk of the cancer coming back, for others it may control the cancer and its symptoms.

Gemcitabine  & Cisplatin (Urology)

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.

Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin (Mylotarg)

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.

GDCVP

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.

GCVP

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.

Gefitinib (Iressa®)

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.

Gemcitabine 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.

Gemcitabine and Carboplatin for Ovarian Cancer

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. 

Gemcitabine (Lung)

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.  

Gemcitabine and carboplatin (Lung)

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.  

Gemcitabine and cisplatin (Lung)

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.  

Gemcitabine and carboplatin (Breast)

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.  

Guidance for management of fever for patients on Dabrafenib and Trametenib

Short guidance on recognising a fever and what to do.

Goserelin

Goserelin is used to treat ER positive breast cancer in women who have not yet had their menopause. It may also be used after surgery to reduce the chance of the breast cancer coming back. It may also be used to slow and control the growth of breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (secondary cancer).

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.  

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Interferon therapy

This leaflet provides you with information about interferon therapy.  Please take time to read it and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Ifosfamide

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

Ipilimumab and Nivolumab

Your doctor or nurse clinician has prescribed for you an immune therapy called Ipilimumab and Nivolomab. These given together every 3 weeks for a total of 4 treatments. You will then receive Nivolumab every 2 weeks as a maintenance treatment.

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.

Irinotecan, Fluorouracil & Folinic Acid inc IrMdG (Irinotecan & Modified de Gramont)

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.

Ibandronic Acid (Bondronat)

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.

Idarubicin and ATRA (Tretinoin)

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.

Irinotecan 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.

Ipilimumab

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.  

IVAC (Lymphoma)

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

ICE (Lymphoma)

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.

Ixazomib

Ixazomib belongs to a group of drugs called proteasome inhibitors. The possible benefits of treatment vary. Your doctor or nurse will explain to you about the treatment and its side effects.

Idelalisib (Zydelig®)

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family. Idelalisib (Zydelig®) is a type of anti-cancer treatment called a targeted therapy. The aim of this treatment is to slow down the progression of the cancer and its symptoms. Your doctor or nurse will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your treatment.

Ibrutinib (Imbruvica®)

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family. Ibrutinib is a type of anti-cancer treatment called a targeted therapy. The aim of this treatment is to slow down the progression of the cancer and its symptoms. Your doctor or nurse will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your treatment.

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Kadcyla (Trastuzumab emtansine)

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.

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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.

Lenvatinib (Lenvima®) for thyroid carcinoma

Lenvatinib (Lenvima®) is a systemic anti-cancer therapy. This group of drugs stops cancer cells from growing. The possible benefits of treatment vary; for some people anti-cancer therapy may reduce the risk of the cancer coming back, for others it may control the cancer and its symptoms. Your doctor or nurse will be happy to answer any questions you have about your treatment.

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Melphalan oral

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

M.C.F. / M.C.X.

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.

Methotrexate

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.

Mitomycin C & 5FU

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.

Mitoxantrone

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.

MidAC 

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.

MACE 

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.

Mitomycin C 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.

Myocet

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.

MPT melphalan, prednisolone and thalidomide (Myeloma)

Information for patients with Myeloma about tablet treatment with MPT: melphalan, prednisolone.

Mitoxantrone and ATRA (Tretinoin)

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.

Myocet and cyclophosphamide

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.  

Mifarmutide (Mepact®) for Osteosarcoma

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.

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Nivolumab

Nivolumab is a treatment which helps to reactivate the immune system  so that you are able to fight the cancer.  Your treatment will be fully explained by your doctor or nurse, who will be happy to answer any questions. 

Nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane)

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.

Nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane) and gemcitabine

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.  

Niraparib (Zejula®)

Niraparib is given by mouth as capsules once a day continuously. You can remain on the capsules for as long as you are benefitting from the treatment and the side effects are tolerated.

Capsules should be taken daily. Try to take them at the same times each day. If you forget to take a dose, do not double up, just take your next dose when it is due. Taking Niraparib at bedtime may help you to manage nausea. Swallow the capsules whole, with some water. Do not chew or crush the capsules.

Nilotinib

Nilotinib is a targeted (biological) therapy. The possible benefits of treatment vary. 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.

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Osimertinib (Tagrisso®)

This leaflet is offered as a guide to you and your family. Osimertinib (Tagrisso®), is a type of anti-cancer treatment called a targeted therapy.  The aim of this treatment is to control the cancer and its symptoms.

Oxaliplatin, 5 FU, Folinic Acid includes OxMdG (Oxaliplatin & Modified de Gramont)

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.

Oral cyclophosphamide in ovarian 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.

Oxaliplatin 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.

Ofatumumab

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. 

Oral Etoposide (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.  

Obinutuzumab (lymphoma)

Your doctor or nurse clinician has prescribed for you an immune treatment called Obinutuzumab. The treatment can be given in a number of ways including on its own or in combination with chemotherapy as part of your lymphoma treatment.

Olaparib (Lynparza)

The possible benefits of this treatment vary; for some people anti-cancer therapy may reduce the risk of the cancer coming back, for others it may control the cancer and its symptoms. Chemotherapy is the most commonly prescribed anti-cancer treatment but other types of treatment are also used. Your doctor will explain to you whether you will receive chemotherapy or another type of treatment, or a combination of both. Your doctor or nurse 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.

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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.

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Rotterdam Regimen (Etoposide & 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.

R-CHOP

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.

Rituximab (Mabthera)

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.

R-CVP (Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide, Vincristine, Prednisolone)

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.

R-GCVP 

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.

Ribociclib

Ribociclib 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, ribociclib is taken alongside hormone (endocrine) therapy.

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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. 

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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.

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VAC

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.

Vinorelbine (Intravenous) 

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.

VIDE

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.

Vinorelbine (oral)

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.  

Vemurafenib

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.  

VDC IE

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.  

Vinblastine (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.  

Vandetanib (Caprelsa®)

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

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Weekly 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.

Weekly Topotecan

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.

Weekly gemcitabine and concurrent bladder radiotherapy

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.

Weekly dose intense Paclitaxel (Taxol) and Carboplatin

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. 

Weekly Standard Dose Paclitaxel (Taxol) and Carboplatin

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. 

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Zoledronic Acid (Zometa) in advanced 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.

Z-DEX

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.

Zoledronic acid in early breast cancer

Zoledronic acid is a bisphosphonate. This is treatment which works by slowing down the rate of bone change. 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.