Bleomycin belongs to a class of medications called glycopeptide antibiotics. It is only used in cancer chemotherapy as it slows and stops the growth of cancer cells. It is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat head and neck cancer, and cancer in the genital area. Bleomycin is also used to treat Hodgkin’s lymphoma and pleural effusion (a condition of fluid accumulating in the lungs) that are caused by cancerous tumours.
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