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This chemotherapy and cancer drugs article is about Carboplatin which has been around for a while and is often used with lung cancer, ovarian cancer and testicular cancer. It is a colourless liquid, usually given through a drip. It has been popular due to greatly reduced side-effects compared with its parent compound cisplatin.  Both of these are classified as DNA alkylating agents which means it damages the DNA of cancer cells. Professor Tim Oliver of Bart’s has completed a large research study on the drug and concludes that one dose of carboplatin on testicular cancer is equivalent to three weeks of radiotherapy.

Side effects can include:  Can destroy fertility, affect blood clotting, weaken the immune system, cause anaemia, diarrhoea, fatigue, loss of appetite, tingling/numbing of feet/hands/nerves etc.

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  5. How to boost your immune system.

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