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What Is Aldesleukin Used For? - What Is Nilutamide Used For?

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  • What Is Aldesleukin Used For?
    Aldesleukin is prescribed to help the body fight certain types of skin or kidney cancer in adults. This eMedTV segment explains how the drug works to treat these cancers. A list of possible off-label (unapproved) aldesleukin uses is also provided.
  • What Is Alemtuzumab Used For?
    The primary use for alemtuzumab is to treat a type of leukemia in adults -- namely, B-CLL. This eMedTV page discusses this topic in detail, with information on how this drug works, possible off-label uses, and more.
  • What Is Altretamine Used For?
    Adults with ovarian cancer may use altretamine to help minimize cancer symptoms. This eMedTV Web page explains how using this drug may help slow down the progression of the cancer. It also lists possible off-label (unapproved) uses for the medication.
  • What Is Anastrozole Used For?
    What is anastrozole used for? This page on the eMedTV Web site explains how the drug is used to treat breast cancer that is hormone receptor-positive in postmenopausal women. Off-label uses for this enzyme inhibitor are examined as well.
  • What Is Axitinib Used For?
    Axitinib is prescribed to slow down the progression of kidney cancer that has spread within the body. This eMedTV page contains a description of how this drug works and whether children can use it. Details on off-label uses of axitinib are also provided.
  • What Is Bendamustine Used For?
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, bendamustine is used as a chemotherapy drug for adults with certain types of cancer. This page covers how this particular treatment can help disrupt the multiplication process of cancer cells and lists off-label uses.
  • What Is Bevacizumab Used For?
    Bevacizumab is used for treating specific types of cancer, such as colorectal cancer. This eMedTV article describes these uses in detail, explaining how the drug works to combat cancer, whether it is given to children, and off-label bevacizumab uses.
  • What Is Bicalutamide Used For?
    Your healthcare provider may prescribe bicalutamide to treat the symptoms of advanced prostate cancer. This eMedTV selection tells you more about what bicalutamide is used for and explains how this antiandrogen medication works.
  • What Is Bosutinib Used For?
    Adults with a certain type of leukemia may use bosutinib to help slow down the progression of the cancer. This eMedTV article examines how this chemotherapy drug works and describes whether it is safe for older adults. Off-label uses are also covered.
  • What Is Busulfan Injection Used For?
    As discussed in this eMedTV segment, busulfan injection is used before a stem cell transplant in adults who have chronic myelogenous leukemia. This article explains how this chemotherapy regimen works to destroy cancer cells. It also lists off-label uses.
  • What Is Cabazitaxel Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, cabazitaxel is prescribed to treat prostate cancer in adults who have not had success with other cancer treatments. This article discusses this and other cabazitaxel uses, including "off-label" reasons to use the drug.
  • What Is Cetuximab Used For?
    This page of the eMedTV library explains in some detail what cetuximab is used for, with information on the types of cancer it can treat and how it works. This article also discusses whether this medicine can be given to children and older adults.
  • What Is Chlorambucil Used For?
    People who have certain types of cancer of the blood may benefit from chlorambucil. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes a look at how using chlorambucil can help prevent cancer cells from multiplying and whether the drug has off-label uses.
  • What Is Cladribine Used For?
    A doctor may prescribe cladribine to help slow down the progression of hairy cell leukemia in adults. This eMedTV resource further explores what cladribine is used for and explains whether there are any reasons this drug may be used for unapproved uses.
  • What Is Clofarabine Used For?
    Children who have certain types of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) may benefit from clofarabine. This eMedTV segment takes a look at how using clofarabine can help prevent cancer cells from multiplying. A list of off-label uses is also provided.
  • What Is Crizotinib Used For?
    A doctor may prescribe crizotinib to treat late-stage, non-small cell lung cancer in adults. This eMedTV Web selection gives a detailed description on what this form of cancer is and how crizotinib is used to slow down the progression of this disease.
  • What Is Dasatinib Used For?
    Dasatinib is prescribed to treat certain types of leukemia in adults. This selection from the eMedTV Web library explains how this medication works and explores other uses for dasatinib, including unapproved reasons a doctor may recommend this drug.
  • What Is Degarelix Used For?
    As this eMedTV resource discusses, degarelix is used for treating advanced prostate cancer that has spread to other areas of the body. This article takes an in-depth look at how this prescription medicine works and describes a possible off-label use.
  • What Is Enzalutamide Used For?
    Men with prostate cancer that has not adequately responded to other treatment may receive enzalutamide. This eMedTV segment explores specific uses for enzalutamide and explains how it works to help slow down the progression of the disease.
  • What Is Epirubicin Used For?
    Epirubicin is a medication that is prescribed for the treatment of breast cancer. This article from the eMedTV library further explains what epirubicin is used for and lists possible "off-label" uses for the medication.
  • What Is Eribulin Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, eribulin is prescribed to treat breast cancer in adults who have not had success with other cancer treatments. This article discusses this and other uses for eribulin, including possible "off-label" reasons to use the drug.
  • What Is Erlotinib Used For?
    Erlotinib is licensed to treat advanced cases of pancreatic cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. This eMedTV selection covers the uses of erlotinib in detail, with an explanation of how the drug works and what age groups it is approved for.
  • What Is Estramustine Used For?
    Men who have prostate cancer may benefit from estramustine. This eMedTV article explains how using estramustine can help prevent cancer cells from multiplying. It also examines its use in older adults and whether they respond differently to the drug.
  • What Is Etoposide Injection Used For?
    As discussed in this eMedTV page, etoposide injection is used as a chemotherapy drug for adults with certain types of cancer. This page covers how this drug can help interfere with the multiplication process of cancer cells, and lists some off-label uses.
  • What Is Etoposide Phosphate Used For?
    As explained in this eMedTV Web page, etoposide phosphate is used for treating certain types of lung cancer or testicular cancer. This article covers how this drug can help prevent cancer cells from dividing and outlines some off-label uses.
  • What Is Exemestane Used For?
    What is exemestane used for? This portion of the eMedTV archives explains how exemestane is used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This page also describes some off-label uses of exemestane, such as treating excess estrogen in men.
  • What Is Fentanyl Sublingual Spray Used For?
    If you have breakthrough cancer pain, your doctor may recommend using fentanyl sublingual spray. This eMedTV page explains how this drug works to relieve pain, with a description of beneficial and negative effects this narcotic can have on the body.
  • What Is Fludarabine Used For?
    Adults who have B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia may benefit from fludarabine. This part of the eMedTV Web library takes a look at how fludarabine can help prevent cancer cells from multiplying. It also describes unapproved uses for fludarabine.
  • What Is Fulvestrant Used For?
    Fulvestrant uses are focused on the treatment of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV Web page describes in detail how the drug works and also address off-label uses for the drug and people for whom it is not approved.
  • What Is Gefitinib Used For?
    Adults who have non-small cell lung cancer may receive treatment with gefitinib. This eMedTV article examines how this drug works to slow down the growth of the cancer. It also explains why gefitinib is no longer made for use in the United States.
  • What Is Hecoria Used For?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Hecoria is used for preventing organ rejection following a kidney, heart, or liver transplant. This article takes a detailed look at how this anti-rejection drug works, who it is approved for, and more.
  • What Is Hydromorphone ER Used For?
    Hydromorphone ER is prescribed when a strong painkiller is needed for around-the clock, chronic pain. This eMedTV Web article explains how this narcotic opioid works to relieve pain in adults and further explores the uses of hydromorphone ER.
  • What Is Ifosfamide Used For?
    Ifosfamide helps prevent cancer cells from growing and multiplying in adult men with testicular cancer. This eMedTV article examines the uses of ifosfamide, including how it works and why it is considered a third-line chemotherapy treatment.
  • What Is Imatinib Used For?
    This eMedTV Web page describes in detail the different types of cancer imatinib is used for. This article explains how this medication works, when it is used, and whether children can take it. There is also a section on unapproved uses for this product.
  • What Is Ipilimumab Used For?
    Ipilimumab is prescribed to treat melanoma that has spread to other areas or cannot be surgically treated. This eMedTV segment explains how ipilimumab is used to help slow down the progression of this dangerous form of skin cancer in adults.
  • What Is Irinotecan Used For?
    Irinotecan is prescribed to help slow down the progression of colon or rectal cancer in adults. This eMedTV page explains how the drug works to kill cancer cells and if children can use it. A list of possible off-label irinotecan uses is also provided.
  • What Is Irinotecan's Mechanism of Action?
    By blocking the actions of a certain enzyme, irinotecan can help treat colon or rectal cancer. This eMedTV segment further explores irinotecan's mechanism of action and provides a link to more detailed information on this prescription drug.
  • What Is Lapatinib Used For?
    Lapatinib is used for the treatment of breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. This eMedTV Web page further discusses lapatinib uses and explains whether there are any off-label uses for the medication.
  • What Is Letrozole Used For?
    What is letrozole used for? The drug is approved for the treatment of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This eMedTV Web page describes in detail how the drug works and lists possible off-label uses for letrozole.
  • What Is Liposomal Vincristine Used For?
    Adults with a specific type of leukemia may receive liposomal vincristine after other therapy has failed. This eMedTV Web page takes a closer look at what liposomal vincristine is used for, how it works, and more.
  • What Is Marinol Prescribed For?
    Nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite are among the conditions Marinol is prescribed to treat. This eMedTV Web page provides a brief overview of what this drug is used for, how it works, and whether it can be given to children.
  • What Is Mercaptopurine Used For?
    A healthcare provider may prescribe mercaptopurine to treat acute lymphatic leukemia in adults and children. This eMedTV Web page takes a look at how using mercaptopurine can help prevent cancer cells from multiplying. It also describes unapproved uses.
  • What Is Morphine Sulfate ER Used For?
    Morphine sulfate ER may be prescribed when a strong painkiller is needed for an extended period of time. This eMedTV Web article further discusses what morphine sulfate ER is used for and describes the various effects this drug has on the body.
  • What Is Morphine Sulfate/Naltrexone Hydrochloride Used For?
    Morphine sulfate/naltrexone hydrochloride is licensed for long-term treatment of moderate to severe pain. This eMedTV page explains how this drug works to relieve pain and further explores the uses of morphine sulfate/naltrexone hydrochloride.
  • What Is Nilotinib Used For?
    A doctor may recommend nilotinib to slow down the progression of chronic myeloid leukemia in adults. This eMedTV page further discusses what nilotinib is used for and explains whether there are any reasons this drug may be used for unapproved purposes.
  • What Is Nilutamide Used For?
    As this eMedTV article discusses, nilutamide is used for slowing down the progression of prostate cancer in men who have undergone surgical castration. This page explains how it works and describes unapproved uses for this prescription drug.
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