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What are different types of Cancer and what are different categories of anticancer drugs?

Posted by [email protected] on January 23, 2019 at 2:05 AM


We all are familiar with the word ‘’Cancer’’. In India, according to current data around 2.25 million people are suffering from cancer. The rate of cancer patients is increasing day by day. Cancer is divided into different categories according to their target area like:

Adenoid cystic carcinoma, adrenal gland tumour, anal cancer, appendix cancer, bile duct cancer, bladder cancer, blood cancer, bone cancer, brain cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, eye cancer, gallbladder cancer, head and neck cancer, kidney cancer, laryngeal cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, nasopharyngeal cancer, oropharyngeal cancer, peritoneal cancer, pancreatic cancer, parathyroid cancer, pituitary gland cancer, prostate cancer, salivary gland cancer, skin cancer, stomach cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer etc.

These types of cancer are treated by chemotherapy, other therapies like hormone therapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy and different categories of anticancer medicines used for the treatment of different types of cancer like:

  • Polyfunctional alkylating drugs
  • Other alkylating agents
  • Pyrimidine antagonist drugs
  • Purine antagonist drugs
  • Antibiotics
  • Antimetabolites
  • Plant alkaloids
  • Hormonal drugs
  • Monoclonal antibody
  • Miscellaneous anticancer drugs

Examples of anticancer medicines:

Capecitabine, Imatinib mesylate, letrozole, bicalutamide, anastrozole, gefitinib, voriconazole, sitagliptin, repaglinide, carmustin, gemcitabine hydrochloride, imipenem, vancomycin, docetaxel, carboplatin, oxaliplatin, caspofungin acetate, thalidomide, temozolomide etc.

Above mention all the medicines are manufactured by Affy group as they are involved in the manufacturing of anticancer drug in India, in different dosage forms like tablet, capsules and injections.


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