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Drug Therapy

The different types of drug therapy that can be used to treat head and neck cancer include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy

 The aims of these treatments are to:  

  • shrink the cancer
  • keep the disease under control
  • help to manage symptoms


Please click on this link to find out more information about the chemotherapy service at Leeds Cancer Centre.

Chemotherapy drugs

The most common chemotherapy drugs used for the treatment of head and neck cancer include:

Targeted therapy

Targeted therapy targets specific parts of cancer cells to prevent growth. One drug used in treating head and neck cancer is called