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Chemotherapy drugs

You are most likely to have a combination of 2 or 3 drugs. The type of chemotherapy you have depends on your type and stage of oeosphageal cancer. It also depends on whether you have chemotherapy before or after surgery, and whether you have it combined with radiotherapy (chemoradiotherapy). 

Fluorouracil (5FU)

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

Cisplatin

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

Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)

Find out what oxaliplatin is, how you have it and other important information about having this chemotherapy drug.

Epirubicin (Pharmorubicin)

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

Paclitaxel (Taxol)

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

Docetaxel (Taxotere)

Docetaxel is a type of chemotherapy. It is a treatment for a number of different types of cancer.

Irinotecan (Campto)

Irinotecan is a type of chemotherapy. You might have it as a treatment for bowel cancer. 

Cisplatin and capecitabine (CX)

CX is the name of a combination of chemotherapy drugs; cisplatin and capecitabine. It is a treatment for a number of different types of cancer.

Cisplatin and fluorouracil (5FU)

Find out what the drug combination of cisplatin and fluorouracil is, how you have it and other important information.

Epirubicin, cisplatin and capecitabine (ECX)

Find out how you have ECX chemotherapy, when you’ll have it and other important information about having this chemotherapy.

EOX

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

ECF

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

Capecitabine (Xeloda)

Capecitabine is a type of chemotherapy. You might have it as a treatment 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.

Last reviewed: 
09 Oct 2019

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