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A healthcare provider may prescribe a medication called Toposar® (etoposide injection) to treat certain types of cancer in adults. Specifically, this medication is approved to treat testicular tumors (cancer of the testicles) that have returned or become worse after previous treatment with other chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation treatment. It is also approved for treating small cell lung cancer.
 
Toposar works to treat these forms of cancer by causing DNA damage, which interferes with the cells' ability to divide and multiply.
 
(To learn more about using this drug for cancer treatment, click Toposar Uses. This article takes a closer look at how Toposar works, whether it is safe for use in children, and possible off-label uses of the drug.)
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