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Chemotherapy drugs

There are different chemotherapy drugs for bowel (colon and rectal) cancer. You usually have a combination of drugs. Find out about the different drugs, how you have them and the side effects. 

Folinic acid, fluorouracil and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX)

Find out what FOLFOX chemotherapy is, how you have it and other important information about taking FOLFOX.

Oxaliplatin and capecitabine (XELOX)

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

Capecitabine (Xeloda)

Capecitabine is a type of chemotherapy. You might have it as a treatment for a number of different types of cancer. 

Fluorouracil (5FU)

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

Irinotecan (Campto)

Irinotecan is a type of chemotherapy. You might have it as a treatment for bowel cancer. 

Last reviewed: 
29 Aug 2018
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