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What is hydrea (hydroxyurea) usually used to treat?

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Dr. Alvin Fried
Diabetology 64 years experience
Tumors: Hydrea (hydroxyurea) has been used to treat certain cancers such as melanoma, chronic myelocytic leukemia, and some head and neck tumors. It has also been used in patients with sickle cell anemia.
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Many diseases: This antimetabolite has been used for >100yrs in treating benign & malignant conditions including sickle cell disease, essential thrombocytosis, p. Vera, cml, prostate cancer, psoriasis, & even aids.

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