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Chemotherapy is sometimes used to treat non-melanoma skin cancer.
Chemotherapy is the use of anti-cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to treat cancer. It can be a topical therapy applied to the skin or 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 most common topical chemotherapy drug used to treat non-melanoma skin cancer is:
The most common systemic chemotherapy drugs used to treat non-melanoma skin cancer are:
The most common systemic chemotherapy combinations used to treat non-melanoma skin cancer are:
These chemotherapy drugs are given intravenously, usually on a 3-week cycle.
For more detailed information on specific drugs, go to sources of drug information.
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