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.
- 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.