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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. You might have it as part of your treatment for early or advanced stomach cancer.

Chemotherapy treatment

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer drugs to destroy cancer. You might have it before or after surgery for stomach cancer, or as your main treatment if your cancer is advanced.

Chemotherapy drugs

You are most likely to have a combination of 2 or 3 chemotherapy drugs. Find out about the drugs and their possible side effects.

Chemotherapy for advanced cancer

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. You might have a combination of drugs for advanced stomach cancer that has spread. 

Last reviewed: 
27 Aug 2019
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