Care During Chemotherapy and Beyond

Acronym: DVD

Most often associated with treatment of Multiple Myeloma

(Adriamycin, Rubex)

Cancers treated with Doxorubicin include: bladder, breast, head and neck, leukemia (some types), liver, lung, lymphomas, mesothelioma, multiple myeloma, neuroblastoma, ovary, pancreas, prostate, sarcomas, stomach, testis (germ cell), thyroid, uterus.

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(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.

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(Decadron, Dexasone, Diodex, Hexadrol, Maxidex, dexamethasone sodium phosphate, dexamethasone acetate)

As an anti-inflammatory medication. Dexamethasone relieves inflammation in various parts of the body. It is used specifically to decrease swelling (edema), associated with tumors of the spine and brain, and to treat eye inflammation.

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).

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