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Testicular Cancer - Medications

Chemotherapy treatment uses medicines to kill the cancer cells in your body.

Chemotherapy can cause nausea and vomiting. Your doctor may prescribe medicines to control nausea and vomiting to take before, during, or after your treatments.

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You may be given a choice between receiving chemotherapy or another treatment. When making your decision, talk to your doctor about the risks and possible side effects of chemotherapy.

Medicine choices

Some common medicines used to treat testicular cancer include:

  • Carboplatin. Seminoma cancer may be treated with a single dose of this chemotherapy medicine.
  • Cisplatin-combination chemotherapy. Nonseminoma cancer may be treated with combinations of chemotherapy medicines, such as:
    • Bleomycin.
    • Cisplatin.
    • Etoposide.
    • Ifosfamide.
    • Paclitaxel.
    • Vinblastine.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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