Chemotherapy for mouth and oropharyngeal cancer

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells.

About chemotherapy

Your guide to having chemotherapy for mouth and oropharyngeal cancer, types of chemotherapy drugs, and their possible side effects.

Chemotherapy drugs

Your treatment might include one or more of these drugs. Read about each drug and the possible side effects.

Last reviewed: 
25 Oct 2021
Next review due: 
25 Oct 2024
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