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Chemotherapy drugs

Find out about chemotherapy drugs you might have as part of your treatment for vaginal cancer and their possible side effects.

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. They work by disrupting the growth of cancer cells. The drugs circulate in your bloodstream around your body. You might have chemotherapy with radiotherapy or surgery for early vaginal cancer or on its own for more advanced cancer. 

Fluorouracil (5FU)

What fluorouracil is, how you have it and other important information about having fluorouracil for vaginal cancer

Cisplatin

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

Carboplatin (Paraplatin)

What carboplatin is, how you have it and other important information about having carboplatin for vaginal cancer.

Paclitaxel (Taxol)

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

Topotecan

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

Gemcitabine (Gemzar)

What gemcitabine is, how you have it and other important information about having gemcitabine for vaginal cancer.

Bleomycin

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

Ifosfamide (Mitoxana)

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

Etoposide

What etoposide is and how you have it for vaginal cancer.
Last reviewed: 
30 Sep 2015

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