List of Chemotherapy Drugs

There are currently over 50 different chemotherapy drugs that are commonly used to treat various types of cancer. Chemotherapy is typically performed using a variety of medications together, as opposed to one specific chemo drug. Each chemotherapy drug comes with a variety of side effects, and these are usually exascerbated when the various drugs are used together.

Fast Facts:

  • Chemotherapy drugs can be listed (in various websites such as those below) alphabetically, by drug type, or in accordance to the type of cancer they are approved to treat.
  • Many chemotherapy drugs are listed by pharmaceutical name, so you may wish to ask your oncologist for the pharmaceutical name as opposed to the brand name of the drug.
  • Just because a chemotherapy drug is listed for use in one type of cancer, it may be under testing for use against a different type of cancer.

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