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Most often associated with treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Cyclophosphamide

(Cytoxan®, Neosar®)


Cancers treated with cyclophosphamide include: Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Burkitt’s lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), chronic myelocytic leukemia (CML), acute myelocytic leukemia (AML), acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), t-cell lymphoma (mycosis fungoides), multiple myeloma, neuroblastoma, retinoblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma; breast, testicular, endometrial, ovarian, and lung cancers, and in conditioning regimens for bone marrow transplantation.


Vincristine

(Oncovin ®, Vincasar Pfs, Vincristine Sulfate, LCR, VCR)


Cancers treated with Vincristine include: acute leukemia, Hodgkin's and non- Hodgkin's lymphoma, neuroblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, Wilms' tumor, multiple myeloma, chronic leukemias, thyroid cancer, brain tumors.

It is also used to treat some blood disorders.


Prednisone

(Deltasone, Liquid Pred, Meticorten, Orasone)


As an anti-inflammatory medication. Prednisone relieves inflammation in various parts of the body. Used to treat or prevent allergic reactions.

As treatment of certain kinds of autoimmune diseases, skin conditions, asthma and other lung conditions. As treatment for a variety of cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. To treat nausea and vomiting associated with some chemotherapy drugs.

Used to stimulate appetite in cancer patients with severe appetite problems.

Also used to replace steroids in conditions of adrenal insufficiency (low production of needed steroids produced by the adrenal glands).