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Many different types of chemotherapy drug are used to treat breast cancer. Learn about what they are, how they're given, who might have them and possible side effects.

Common chemotherapy drugs for breast cancer

The most common drugs and combinations used to treat breast cancer are listed below in alphabetical order:

We’ve listed the chemotherapy drugs most commonly used for breast cancer. But your specialist will decide on the most appropriate chemotherapy drug or combination, based on your individual situation.

If you want to discuss chemotherapy drugs, you can call our helpline below. You may also find it helpful to visit the chemotherapy monthly threads on our forum.

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