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Chemotherapy drugs for advanced cancer

You might have one drug or a combination of 2 or 3 chemotherapy drugs. Find out about the drugs and their possible side effects.

Capecitabine (Xeloda)

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

Docetaxel (Taxotere)

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

Vinorelbine (Navelbine)

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

Gemcitabine (Gemzar)

Gemcitabine is a type of chemotherapy drug. You might have it as a treatement for a number of different types of cancer. 

Epirubicin (Pharmorubicin)

Epirubicin is a type of chemotherapy. You might have it for a number of different types of cancer. 

Paclitaxel (Taxol)

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

Nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane)

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

Eribulin (Halaven)

Eribulin is a type of chemotherapy. You might have it as a treatment for breast cancer and liposarcoma.

Last reviewed: 
28 Dec 2017

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