Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. The drugs circulate throughout the body in the bloodstream.

You might have it as part of your treatment for anal cancer.

Chemotherapy treatment

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer drugs to destroy cancer cells. Read about having chemotherapy for anal cancer, types of chemotherapy drugs, and their possible side effects.

Chemotherapy drugs

There are different chemotherapy drugs for anal cancer. You usually have a combination of drugs. The most common drugs are fluorouracil (5FU) and mitomycin C. 

Last reviewed: 
23 Apr 2019
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