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SUTENT Chemotherapy

Your healthcare provider may recommend the use of a chemotherapy drug called SUTENT® (sunitinib) if you have been diagnosed with cancer. Specifically, SUTENT is approved to treat cancer of the pancreas, kidney, and gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This medication works by blocking tyrosine kinase, an enzyme that tells cancer cells to grow and divide.
The standard dose is one SUTENT capsule daily, taken at the same time each day. However, your precise dose will be determined by your healthcare provider, based on things like the type of cancer being treated, how you respond to SUTENT, and other factors.
(To read the full eMedTV article on this oral chemotherapy medication, click SUTENT. Topics covered in this overview include what to expect during treatment, safety warnings, what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and more.)
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