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Chemotherapy drugs

Your guide to the drugs you might have for pancreatic cancer and their possible side effects.

You usually have a combination of drugs. The most common types are FOFIRINOX or gemcitabine with capecitabine. 

FOLFIRINOX

FOLFIRINOX is a combination of cancer drugs. You might have it as a treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer. 

Gemcitabine (Gemzar)

Find out what gemcitabine is, how you have it and other important information.

Fluorouracil (5-FU)

Find out what fluorouracil is, how you have it and other important information.

Capecitabine (Xeloda)

Find out what capecitabine is, how you have it and other important information.

Nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane)

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

Last reviewed: 
01 Oct 2019

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