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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. You might have it as part of your treatment for early or advanced oesophageal (foodpipe) cancer.

Chemotherapy treatment

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer drugs to destroy cancer. You might have it before or after surgery for oesophageal cancer, or as your main treatment if your cancer is advanced.

Chemotherapy drugs

You are most likely to have a combination of 2 or 3 drugs, depending on your type and stage of oesophageal cancer.

Chemotherapy for advanced cancer

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. You might have a combination of drugs for advanced oesophageal cancer.

About chemoradiotherapy

Chemotherapy combined with radiotherapy is called chemoradiotherapy. You might have it on its own as your main treatment, or before surgery.
Last reviewed: 
09 Oct 2019
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