Common chemotherapy medicines used to treat cervical cancer include:
- Cisplatin. Cisplatin is the medicine most often used in chemoradiation for cervical cancer.
- Fluorouracil (5-FU).
Dealing with side effects of medicines
Most chemotherapy will cause some side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, and hair loss. Your doctor may also give you medicines to control and prevent nausea and vomiting. Home treatment may also help relieve other common side effects of cancer treatment.