Chemotherapy for ureter and renal pelvis cancer
You are usually given a combination of 2 or more chemotherapy drugs into a vein (intravenously). The most commonly used treatments are:
- GemCis (gemcitabine and cisplatin)
- GemCarbo (gemcitabine and carboplatin)
- MVAC (methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin and cisplatin).
Rarely, chemotherapy is given directly into the ureter. This may be done after laser treatment or after some types of surgery.
We have more information about coping with the side effects of chemotherapy and about different chemotherapy drugs.