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Cancer Drug Information

  • Updated: 08/16/2013

Drugs Approved for Conditions Related to Cancer

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.

Anemia (Low Red Blood Cells)

Anorexia (Loss of Appetite)

Cachexia (Weakness and Loss of Weight and Muscle)

Cardiac Toxicity (Heart Problems)

Drug Extravasation (Drug Leakage in Tissues)

Hypercalcemia of Malignancy (High Blood Calcium)

Malignant Pleural Effusion

Methotrexate Toxicity (Delayed Methotrexate Clearance Due to Impaired Kidney Function)

Mucositis (Inflamed Mucous Membranes)

Nausea and Vomiting

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)

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