Many different types of chemotherapy drug are used to treat breast cancer. They can be given in different ways and in different combinations.
Common chemotherapy drugs for breast cancer
The most common chemotherapy drugs and combinations used to treat breast cancer are listed below in alphabetical order:
- capecitabine (Xeloda)
- docetaxel (Taxotere)
- EC-T (a combination of EC and paclitaxel)
- eribulin (Halaven)
- gemcitabine (Gemzar)
- paclitaxel (Taxol)
- vinorelbine (Navelbine)
Click on the links to find out more about these drugs and their side effects.
This list is not exhaustive, and your specialist will decide on the most appropriate chemotherapy drug or combination based on your individual situation.