Drugs Approved for Conditions Related to Cancer

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People with cancer may have other conditions caused by the cancer or its treatment. Drugs approved by the FDA for some of these cancer-related conditions are listed on this page. The drug names link to NCI's Cancer Drug Information summaries that provide information about these drugs. There may be other drugs used in these conditions that are not listed here.

Actinic Keratosis

Aggressive Systemic Mastocytosis

Anemia (Low Red Blood Cells)

Anorexia (Loss of Appetite)

Cachexia (Weakness and Loss of Weight and Muscle)

Cardiac Toxicity (Heart Side Effects)

Condyloma Acuminatum (Genital Warts)

Drug Extravasation (Drug Leakage in Tissues)

Drug Toxicity (Severe Side Effects)

Hemorrhagic Cystitis (Bleeding in the Bladder)

Hepatitis C Infection

Hypercalcemia of Malignancy (High Blood Calcium)

Malignant Effusion

Mucositis (Inflamed Mucous Membranes)

Nausea and Vomiting

Neurotoxicity (Nervous System Side Effects)

Neutropenia (Low Blood Neutrophils)

Osteoporosis (Loss of Bone Density)

Skin Changes Due to Cutaneous Metastases

Thrombocytopenia (Low Blood Platelets)

Tumor Lysis Syndrome (Cell Breakdown and Organ Damage)

  • Updated: June 1, 2015