Cancer Channel
Related Channels

Cancer and Pentostatin

Adults who have a certain type of cancer may receive pentostatin (Nipent®). It is specifically approved to treat a rare form of cancer called hairy cell leukemia. This prescription drug is used when this cancer is active, which means there are symptoms or significantly low blood cell counts.
Pentostatin works by interfering with the way DNA replicates. Because cells need DNA to grow and divide, this medication can prevent the growth of cancer cells.
There are also some unapproved, or "off-label," uses for pentostatin, such as treating:
(Click What Is Pentostatin Used For? for more information on using this drug for cancer treatment. This article also offers detailed information on how pentostatin works and whether it is prescribed for children.)
The Zen of Cancer Caregiving - Recharge Your Batteries!
Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2020 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.