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Chemotherapy drugs

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy brain tumour cells. You might have it as part of your treatment for a brain or spinal cord tumour. 

It can help you to cope with chemotherapy if you know more about how, when and how you have it. And know about the different drugs and their possible side effects. 

Temozolomide (Temodal)

Temozolomide is a type of chemotherapy. You might have it as a treatment for certain types of brain tumours.  

Procarbazine

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

Carmustine (BCNU)

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

Gliadel (carmustine wafers)

Gliadel wafers contain the chemotherapy drug carmustine. Find out how you have them, possible side effects and other important information. 

Lomustine (CCNU)

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

Vincristine

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

PCV

PCV is a chemotherapy combination. You might have it as a treatment for brain tumours. 

Methotrexate

Methotrexate is a type of chemotherapy. It is a treatment for a number of different types of cancer.

Last reviewed: 
27 Jul 2019

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