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Chemotherapy drugs

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

Fluorouracil (5FU)

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

Cisplatin

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

Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)

Find out what oxaliplatin is, how you have it and other important information about having this chemotherapy drug.

Epirubicin (Pharmorubicin)

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

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.

Epirubicin, cisplatin and capecitabine (ECX)

Find out how you have ECX chemotherapy, when you’ll have it and other important information about having this chemotherapy.

ECF

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

EOX

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

Epirubicin, carboplatin and capecitabine (ECarboX)

Epirubicin, carboplatin and capecitabine (ECarboX) is a combination of chemotherapy drugs. 

Cisplatin, fluorouracil (5FU) and trastuzumab

Cisplatin, fluorouracil and trastuzumab is a combination of cancer drugs. 

Cisplatin and fluorouracil (5FU)

Find out what the drug combination of cisplatin and fluorouracil is, how you have it and other important information.

Carboplatin

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

Last reviewed: 
15 Jan 2020

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