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Chemotherapy drugs

You usually have a combination of 2 or 3 chemotherapy drugs for a neuroendocrine tumour (NET). Below are some of the most common chemotherapy drugs used for NETs. 

You might have other chemotherapy drugs not listed on this page.

Streptozocin (Zanosar)

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

Fluorouracil (5FU)

Find out about fluorouracil, how you have it, side effects and other important information

Temozolomide (Temodal)

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

Etoposide (Etopophos, Vepesid)

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

Cisplatin

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

Carboplatin

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

Doxorubicin

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

Capecitabine (Xeloda)

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

Last reviewed: 
18 Mar 2021
Next review due: 
18 Mar 2024
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