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Acronym: ECF

Most often associated with treatment of Esophageal Cancer and Gastric Cancer

(Ellence)

Epirubicin is used to treat breast cancer. It is used as adjuvant therapy in women who have had surgery and have lymph node involvement.

May be used in place of doxorubicin in some circumstances.

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(Platinol®, Platinol®-AQ, CDDP)

Used to treat testicular, ovarian, bladder, head and neck, esophageal, small and non-small cell lung, breast, cervical, stomach and prostate cancers. Also to treat Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, neuroblastoma, sarcomas, multiple myeloma, melanoma, and mesothelioma.

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(Fluorouracil, Adrucil®)

Colon and rectal cancer. Breast cancer. Gastrointestinal cancers including: anal, esphageal, pancreas and gastric (stomach). Head and neck cancer * Hepatoma (liver cancer). Ovarian cancer. Topical use (cream or solution) in basal cell cancer of the skin and actinic keratoses. -see document fluorouracil(cream).

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