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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.

Actinic Keratosis

Aggressive Systemic Mastocytosis

Anemia (Low Red Blood Cells)

Carcinoid Syndrome

Cardiac Toxicity (Heart Side Effects)

Condyloma Acuminata (Genital Warts)


Cytokine Release Syndrome

Tocilizumab (Actemra)

Drug Extravasation (Drug Leakage in Tissues)

Drug Toxicity (Severe Side Effects)

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

Hemorrhagic Cystitis (Bleeding in the Bladder)

Hepatic Veno-occlusive Disease (Blocked Liver Veins)

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)

Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria

Renal Toxicity (Kidney Side Effects)

Skin Changes Due to Cutaneous Metastases

Thrombocytopenia (Low Blood Platelets)

Tumor Lysis Syndrome (Cell Breakdown and Organ Damage)

Xerostomia (Dry Mouth)