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Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) a common drug used?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Used in breast cancer, lymphomas, sometimes myeloma, occasionally ovarian cancer. Probably one of the most common chemotherapy drugs used.

Answered Feb 6, 2013

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Dr. Michael Engel answered

Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

A widely used drug, both in the oncology setting and to regulate immune system dysfunction by many subspecialists. It belongs to a class of drugs known as oxazophosphorines and acts as an alkylating agent. It should be used with caution. P characteristic side effect is hemorrhagic cystitis when given at high doses, and also carries a risk of secondary malignancies, especially myeloid leukemia.

Answered Sep 7, 2013

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