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Chemotherapy is sometimes used to treat adrenal gland cancer.
Chemotherapy is the use of anti-cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to treat cancer. It is usually a systemic therapysystemic therapyTreatment that travels through the bloodstream to reach cells all over the body. that circulates throughout the body and destroys cancer cells, including those that may have broken away from the primary tumour.
Chemotherapy may be used:
Drugs, doses and schedules vary from person to person.
The following gives an overview of the drugs commonly used to treat adrenal gland tumours.
The most common chemotherapy drug used to treat adrenocortical carcinoma is:
Other chemotherapy drugs that may be given in different combinations, often with mitotane, are:
If adrenocortical carcinoma recurs, the most common chemotherapy combinations that may be used are:
The most common chemotherapy combination used to treat malignant pheochromocytoma is:
For more detailed information on specific drugs, go to sources of drug information.