Chemotherapy for kidney cancer
Chemotherapy is the use of anti-cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. They work by disrupting the growth of cancer cells.
Chemotherapy is not as effective at treating kidney cancer as some other treatments, such as targeted therapy or biological therapy drugs. But you may be offered chemotherapy as part of a clincal trial or in combination with a targeted therapy or biological therapy treatment. If you are, your GP should talk to you about the drugs you might have. We have more information about individual chemotherapy drugs.