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Is chemotherapy used to treat a condition other than cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A few chemotherapy also have been used in different conditions other than cancer for instance- Methotrexate is given for rheumatological disease and other autoimmune problems, 6mp is given for colitis ( crohns disease, ulcerative colitis); Rituxan (rituximab) is given for some autoimmune condition.

In brief: Yes

A few chemotherapy also have been used in different conditions other than cancer for instance- Methotrexate is given for rheumatological disease and other autoimmune problems, 6mp is given for colitis ( crohns disease, ulcerative colitis); Rituxan (rituximab) is given for some autoimmune condition.
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Methotrexate is a chemotherapeutic agent that has been used for many years to treat rheumatoid arthritis (although at a lower dose than used to treat cancers).
Paclitaxel is a drug used to treat breast and ovarian cancer; it is also one of the drugs used in drug-eluting stents for treatment of coronary artery disease.

In brief: Yes

Methotrexate is a chemotherapeutic agent that has been used for many years to treat rheumatoid arthritis (although at a lower dose than used to treat cancers).
Paclitaxel is a drug used to treat breast and ovarian cancer; it is also one of the drugs used in drug-eluting stents for treatment of coronary artery disease.
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