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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.

Capecitabine (Xeloda)

Find out what capecitabine is, how you have it and other important information about taking capecitabine for advanced bowel cancer.

Fluorouracil

Find out what fluorouracil is, how you have it and other important information about having fluorouracil for advanced bowel cancer.

Raltitrexed (Tomudex)

Find out what raltitrexed is, how you have it and other important information about having raltitrexed for advanced bowel cancer.

Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)

Find out what oxaliplatin is, how you have it and other important information about having oxaliplatin for advanced bowel cancer.

Irinotecan (Campto)

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

Trifluridine and tipiracil (Lonsurf)

Lonsurf is a type of chemotherapy drug. You might have it as a treatment for bowel cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Bowel cancer is cancer that started in the large bowel (colon) or back passage (rectum).

Folinic acid, fluorouracil and irinotecan (FOLFIRI)

Find out what folinic acid, fluorouracil and irinotecan (FOLFIRI) chemotherapy is, how you have it and other important information about taking FOLFIRI for advanced bowel cancer. 

Oxaliplatin and capecitabine (XELOX)

Find out what oxaliplatin and capecitabine (XELOX) chemotherapy is, how you have it and other important information about taking XELOX for advanced bowel cancer. 

Last reviewed: 
05 Nov 2018

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