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Acronym: MVAC

Most often associated with treatment of Bladder Cancer.

(Rheumatrex®, TrexallTM, Amethopterin, Methotrexate Sodium, MTX)

Used in the treatment of breast, head and neck, lung, stomach, and esophagus cancers. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), sarcomas, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), gestational trophoblastic cancer, and mycosis fungoides (cutaneous T-cell lymphoma).

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(Alkaban-AQ®, Velban®, Vinblastine Sulfate, Vincaleukoblastine, VLB)

This drug is given to treat Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, testicular, breast, lung, head and neck, and bladder cancers, Kaposi's sarcoma, mycosis fungoides (t-cell lymphoma), and choriocarcinoma.

It is also used in the treatment of certain blood disorders such as histiocytosis and idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP).

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(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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(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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