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Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. It is used to treat advanced thyroid cancer, or cancer that has come back and causing symptoms.

About chemotherapy

When, where and how you have chemotherapy for thyroid, and the possible side effects.

Chemotherapy drugs

Two of the chemotherapy drugs used to treat thyroid cancer are doxorubicin and cisplatin.

Last reviewed: 
15 Jun 2018

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