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As a type of chemotherapy drug, ifosfamide (Ifex®) is approved for use in combination with other chemotherapy medicines to treat testicular cancer (cancer of the testicles). It is prescribed for adult men only; however, there may be occasions where a healthcare provider prescribes this drug off-label for use in women -- for example, the treatment of breast cancer, cervical cancer, and ovarian cancer.
 
Ifosfamide belongs to a group of medicines known as alkylating agents. It works by preventing DNA strands from replicating. As a result, cancer cells are unable to grow and multiply correctly.
 
(For more information on this anticancer drug, click What Is Ifosfamide Used For?. This resource takes a closer look at what this medicine is used for and how it works.)
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