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Chemotherapy drugs

You are most likely to have a combination of 2 or 3 drugs. The type of chemotherapy you have depends on the the type of oeosphageal cancer you have, whether you having it before or after surgery and whether you have an early or advanced cancer. Find out about the drugs and their possible side effects.  

Cisplatin and capecitabine (CX)

Find out about what cisplatin and capecitabine (CX) is, how you have it and other important information.

Cisplatin and fluorouracil (5FU)

Find out what the drug combination of cisplatin and fluorouracil is, how you have it and other important information.

Epirubicin, cisplatin and capecitabine (ECX)

Find out how you take ECX chemotherapy for oesophageal cancer, when you’ll have it and advice about taking your medicine.

Epirubicin, oxaliplatin and capecitabine (EOX)

Find out what the drug combination chemotherapy EOX is, how you have it and other important information.

Irinotecan (Campto)

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

Carboplatin (Paraplatin)

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

Epirubicin

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

Fluorouracil

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

Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)

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

Paclitaxel (Taxol)

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

Epirubicin, cisplatin, fluorouracil (ECF)

Find out what ECF is, how you have it and other important information about taking epirubicin, cisplatin and fluorouracil for oesophageal cancer.

Last reviewed: 
17 May 2016

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