de Gramont and modified de Gramont are used to treat bowel cancer. They may sometimes be used to treat other cancers.
It is best to read this information with our general information about chemotherapy and the type of cancer you have.
The de Gramont treatments use the following drugs:
- fluorouracil, usually known as 5FU, is a chemotherapy drug
- folinic acid, also known as leucovorin or calcium folinate.
Folinic acid is not a chemotherapy drug, but doctors often give it with 5FU. For some cancers, folinic acid makes 5FU work better.