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Chemotherapy for nasopharyngeal cancer

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. You might have it along with radiotherapy or on its own.

Chemotherapy treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer

Chemotherapy means treatment using anti cancer or cytotoxic drugs. These drugs disrupt the growth of cancer cells and destroy them. The drugs circulate in the bloodstream around the body.

Chemotherapy drugs for nasopharyngeal cancer

Learn about the chemotherapy drugs used to treat nasopharyngeal cancer, and their possible side effects.

Last reviewed: 
17 Feb 2021
Next review due: 
17 Feb 2024
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