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Chemotherapy for advanced bowel cancer

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. You might have chemotherapy to treat advanced bowel cancer. 

Advanced bowel cancer is cancer that started in either the back passage (rectum) or large bowel (colon) and has spread to another part of the body.

Chemotherapy treatment

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. You might have chemotherapy for advanced bowel cancer.

Chemotherapy drugs for advanced cancer

Find out about the chemotherapy drugs used for advanced bowel cancer, the possible side effects and how to cope with them.

Last reviewed: 
06 Sep 2018

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