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Chemotherapy drugs

Get information about the common chemotherapy drugs used for bone cancer, the possible side effects and how to cope with them.

This section is about chemotherapy for cancer that starts in your bone (primary bone cancer). If your cancer has spread into bone from another part of the body, it is called secondary bone cancer.

Vincristine, ifosfamide, doxorubicin, etoposide (VIDE)

The drug combination VIDE is used for a type of bone cancer called Ewing's sarcoma. Find out when and how you have it.

Vincristine, actinomycin and ifosfamide (VAI)

Find out what VAI chemotherapy is, how you have it and other important information about having VAI for bone cancer.

Vincristine, actinomycin D (dactinomycin) and cyclophosphamide (VAC)

Find out what VAC is, how you have it and other important information about having VAC for bone cancer.

Methotrexate (Maxtrex)

Methotrexate is one type of chemotherapy drug you might have as a treatment for bone cancer.

Cisplatin

Find out what cisplatin is, how you have it and other important information about taking cisplatin for bone cancer.

Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)

Find out what doxorubicin is, how you have it and other important information about having doxorubicin for bone cancer.

Etoposide (Eposin, Etopophos, Vepesid)

Find out what etoposide is, how you have it and other important information about having etoposide for bone cancer.

Ifosfamide (Mitoxana)

Find out what ifosfamide is, how you have it and other important information about having ifosfamide for bone cancer.

Docetaxel (Taxotere)

Find out what docetaxel is, how you have it and other important information about having docetaxel for bone cancer.

Gemcitabine (Gemzar)

Find out what gemcitabine is, how you have it and other important information about taking gemcitabine for bone cancer.

Carboplatin (Paraplatin)

Find out what carboplatin is, how you have it and other important information about having carboplatin for bone cancer.

Irinotecan (Campto)

Find out what irinotecan is, how you have it and other important information about taking irinotecan for bone cancer. 

Temozolomide (Temodal)

Find out about the chemotherapy drug temozolomide, how you have it and other important information. 

Cyclophosphamide

Find out what cyclophosphamide is, how you have it and other important information. 

Topotecan (Hycamtin, Potactasol)

Find out what topotecan is, how you have it and other important information about taking topotecan for bone cancer.

Granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)

Granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF or GCSF) is not chemotherapy. It is a drug you have after chemotherapy. Find out what it is, how you have it and other important information about taking G-CSF for bone cancer.

Actinomycin D (dactinomycin, Cosmegen)

Find out what actinomycin D is, how you have it and other important information about taking actinomycin D for bone cancer.

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