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Chemotherapy drugs for advanced cancer

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

Cisplatin

Find out what cisplatin is, how you have it and other important information about having cisplatin for lung cancer.

Carboplatin

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

EP

Find out about the chemotherapy combination EP, how you have it and other important information.

Carboplatin and etoposide

Find out what carboplatin and etoposide is, how you have it and other important information about this treatment.

Cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin and vincristine (CAV)

Find out what CAV is, how you have it and other important information. 

Topotecan (Hycamtin)

Find out what topotecan is, how you have it and other important information about having topotecan for lung cancer.

Pemetrexed (Alimta)

Find out what pemetrexed is, how you have it and other important information about having pemetrexed for non small cell lung cancer.

Pemetrexed and cisplatin

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

Paclitaxel (Taxol)

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

Vinorelbine (Navelbine)

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

Docetaxel (Taxotere)

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

Last reviewed: 
30 Oct 2019
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