Chemotherapy drugs for penile cancer

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

Cisplatin

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

Mitomycin C

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

Gemcitabine (Gemzar)

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

Fluorouracil (5FU)

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

Paclitaxel (Taxol)

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

Ifosfamide (Mitoxana)

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

Irinotecan (Campto)

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

Docetaxel (Taxotere)

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

Methotrexate

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

Bleomycin

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

Last reviewed: 
14 Jan 2021
Next review due: 
14 Jan 2024
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