Chemotherapy drugs

There are different types of chemotherapy drugs. You might have a combination of drugs. Find out about the chemotherapy drugs you might have for skin cancer that has spread.

Cisplatin

Find out what cisplatin is, how you have it and other important information about taking cisplatin for skin cancer.

Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)

Read about doxorubicin (Adriamycin) and how you have it.

Fluorouracil (5FU)

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

Mitomycin C

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

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.

Last reviewed: 
18 Nov 2020
Next review due: 
17 Nov 2023
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