Cyclophosphamide for Cancer Treatment
Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan®) is a type of chemotherapy used to treat various types of cancer, including:
- Multiple myeloma
- Ovarian cancer
- Breast cancer
- Lymphomas, including Hodgkin's lymphoma, lymphocytic lymphoma, mixed-cell lymphoma, histiocytic lymphoma, and Burkitt's lymphoma.
This medication comes in two forms: a tablet that is taken by mouth and an injection given through an IV. In addition to its use as a cancer treatment, cyclophosphamide is approved to treat certain kidney problems in children. It works by cross-linking DNA cells and suppressing the immune system.
(Click What Is Cyclophosphamide Used For? to learn more, including other types of cancer that can be treated with this medication.)