This chemotherapy combination contains the drugs carboplatin and paclitaxel (Taxol). Combinations usually work better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways.
Each of the drugs in this combination is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat cancer or conditions related to cancer.
Use in Cancer
CARBOPLATIN-TAXOL is used to treat:
- Carcinoma of unknown primary.
- Cervical cancer.
- Endometrial cancer.
- Non-small cell lung cancer.
- Ovarian cancer.
- Thymoma or thymic carcinoma that is advanced and has not been treated.
This combination may also be used with other drugs or treatments or to treat other types of cancer.
More About CARBOPLATIN-TAXOL
Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.