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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

When, where and how you have chemotherapy for oesophageal cancer as well as the different types with their possible side effects.

Chemotherapy drugs

Find out how you have these chemotherapy drugs for oesophageal cancer and their side effects.

Chemotherapy for advanced cancer

Find out about chemotherapy for advanced oesophageal cancer and how you have it.


Find out about having chemotherapy and radiotherapy together for oesophageal cancer and how you have it.
Last reviewed: 
17 May 2016

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