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Regimen Information

For DCF, including Side Effects


Drugs in this Regimen:

For the treatment of Stomach Cancer

How DCF chemotherapy is given and possible side effects.

DCF for the treatment of Stomach Cancer

DCF is the acronym for a chemotherapy regimen used in the treatment of stomach cancer

D = Doxetaxel

C = Cisplatin

F = Fluorouracil


  • Infection

  • Nausea & Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Mouth Sores

For more information, see the 'Expert Resources' tab below.

Community Responses

Often, the most helpful information regarding treatment side effects comes not from clinical brochures, but rather from other patients like you. We've collected the most helpful community resources to help you prepare for the side effects and coping tips for your chemotherapy regimen.

What side effects did you experience while on this medication?

I'm Ejaz, and I'm a healthcare professional

Severe colicky abdominal pain
? drug induced mucositis
Require high dose morphine

ED Physician

  • Sat Dec 29, 2012

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Treatment Overview

This chemotherapy regimen is commonly used to treat:

Other chemotherapy regimens for the treatment of Stomach Cancer:

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