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.
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 on 0808 800 6000. You may also find it helpful to visit the chemotherapy monthly threads on our Forum.