Testicular tumors (cancer of the testicles) that have returned or become worse after previous treatment with other chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation treatment.
Toposar comes as an injection that is given slowly into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, infusion). Your dosage will be based on your height and weight, other medications you are taking, and various other factors.
Before beginning chemotherapy treatment with Toposar, make sure to review the medication's safety information with your healthcare provider. For example, you may not be able to use this medicine if you have an infection, bone marrow problems, or certain other medical conditions. Also, this drug may react with a number of other medications.
(For more information on this chemotherapy drug, click Toposar. This article takes a closer look at this medication, including how it works and possible side effects.)
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