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Belonging to a group of medications called alkylating agents, bendamustine (Treanda®) works to kill cancer cells by damaging the multiplication process of DNA. This prevents the cancer cells from dividing and multiplying.
Bendamustine is specifically approved to treat:
There are also a number of "off-label" (unapproved) uses for bendamustine. Some of the reasons a healthcare provider may prescribe this drug for unapproved reasons include the treatment of:
(Click What Is Bendamustine Used For? to learn more about using this drug for cancer treatment. This article also discusses how bendamustine works and whether it is safe for children.)