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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)

Capecitabine is a type of chemotherapy. You might have it as a treatment for a number of different types of cancer. 

Fluorouracil (5FU)

Find out about fluorouracil, how you have it, side effects and other important information

Raltitrexed (Tomudex)

Raltitrexed is a chemotherpy drug used for advanced bowel cancer. Read about how you have it and possible side effects.

Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)

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

Irinotecan (Campto)

Irinotecan is a type of chemotherapy. You might have it as a treatment for 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)

FOLFIRI is the name of a chemotherapy combination that includes folinic acid, fluorouracil and irinotecan. FOLFIRI is also known as irinotecan de Gramont or Irinotecan modified de Gramont. It is a treatment for advanced bowel cancer and other digestive (gastric) cancers.

Oxaliplatin and capecitabine (XELOX)

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

Folinic acid, fluorouracil and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX)

Find out what FOLFOX chemotherapy is, how you have it and other important information about taking FOLFOX.

Last reviewed: 
05 Nov 2018
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