Chemotherapy is sometimes used to treat vaginal cancer.
Chemotherapy is the use of anti-cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to treat cancer. It is usually a systemic therapy 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 chemotherapy drugs used to treat vaginal cancer are:
For more detailed information on specific drugs, go to sources of drug information.
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