Drug treatments for cervical cancer

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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a treatment using drugs to kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy for cervical cancer may be given:

  • At the same time as radiotherapy to make the treatment work better (chemoradiation).
  • As a treatment on its own for advanced cervical cancer.

The drugs are usually given into a vein as an injection or through a drip (infusion). You will be able to go home the same day after your treatment session.

Targeted therapies

Targeted therapies are drugs that work with your body. They can help fight cancer or stop it spreading. Some drugs are given in tablet form. Others are given into a vein through a drip. They are used to treat recurrent cervical cancer. 

You may also be given a targeted therapy as part of a clinical trial. Ask your doctor if there are any targeted therapies available to treat your cancer or if there are any trials that are suitable for you.

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