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As a type of chemotherapy drug, Etopophos is used for treating certain types of cancer in adults. This medicine is approved for use with other chemotherapy drugs to treat small cell lung cancer and testicular cancer. There are also some unapproved reasons a healthcare provider may prescribe this drug, such as treating leukemia, bone cancer, or certain cancers in children.
What Is Etopophos Used For?Etopophos® (etoposide injection) is a prescription chemotherapy medication. It is approved to treat small cell lung cancer. It is also approved to treat testicular cancer that has not adequately responded to other forms of treatment. Etopophos is not designed to be used alone; it is used in combination with other chemotherapy drugs.
Using Etopophos for the Treatment of Small Cell Lung CancerLung cancer begins in the cells that line the lungs. There are two main types of lung cancer: small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. Small cell lung cancer is less common than non-small cell lung cancer, and is also more aggressive.
- Smoking pipes or cigars
- Being exposed to secondhand smoke
- Being exposed to environmental pollutants, such as asbestos or radon.
- Chest pain
- Coughing up blood
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- A cough that does not go away or becomes worse
- Weight loss
- Feeling tired all the time
- Difficulty swallowing.