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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells.

For skin cancer, you might have chemotherapy as a cream (topical treatment) directly on to your skin cancer.  Or you might have chemotherapy through a drip into a vein if you have squamous cell skin cancer (SCC) that has spread.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells.

Chemotherapy drugs

There are different types of chemotherapy drugs. You might have a combination of drugs. 

Last reviewed: 
13 Nov 2020
Next review due: 
10 Nov 2023
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