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When used for treating certain types of cancer, thiotepa (Thioplex®) works to slow down the progression of the disease by interfering with the replication process of DNA. This prescription chemotherapy drug is specifically approved for treating a number of different types of cancer, including but not limited to:
Thiotepa is also approved to control effusion that results from certain cancers. Effusion occurs when excess fluid accumulates in the space between membranes that line body organs, such as the lungs or abdomen (stomach).
Although this medication may help in cancer treatment, not everyone can use this drug. Information on thiotepa should be discussed with your healthcare provider before using it to minimize your risk for certain complications. For instance, people who have problems with their kidneys or liver may not be able to safely use this medicine.
(Click Thiotepa for more information on this drug, including how it works, possible uses, and dosing tips on when and how this medicine is administered.)