NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Mantle Cell Lymphoma

28 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Mantle Cell Lymphoma, 2017 3 Overview of cancer treatments Chemotherapy What to expect Chemotherapy used to treat mantle cell lymphoma is listed in Guide 2 . Most are liquids that are slowly injected into a vein. Some are a pill that is swallowed. By any method, the drugs travel in your bloodstream to treat cancer throughout your body. Doctors use the term “systemic” when talking about a cancer treatment for the whole body. Chemotherapy is given in cycles of treatment days followed by days of rest. This allows your body to recover before the next cycle. Cycles vary in length depending on which drugs are used. Often, a cycle is 2 to 4 weeks long. If you will have chemotherapy, ask your doctor how many cycles will be given. Also ask how many days of treatment there are within a cycle. Chemotherapy may consist of one or more drugs. When only one drug is used, it is called a single Guide 2. Chemotherapy Generic (chemical) name Brand name (sold as) Bendamustine hydrochloride Treanda ® , Bendeka™ Bortezomib Velcade ® Carboplatin – Carmustine BiCNU ® Cisplatin Platinol ® Cladribine Leustatin ® Cyclophosphamide – Cytarabine Cytosar-U ® Doxorubicin hydrochloride – Etoposide; Etoposide phosphate Etopophos ® Preservative Free Fludarabine Fludara ® Gemcitabine hydrochloride Gemzar ® Ifosfamide – Methotrexate – Mitoxantrone hydrochloride – Oxaliplatin Eloxatin ® Pentostatin Nipent ® Procarbazine hydrochloride Matulane ® Vincristine sulfate – Vinorelbine Navelbine ®