amifostine (brand name: Ethyol)


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(am-ih-FOSS-teen)

A drug that lowers the chance of getting sores in the mouth and esophagus (the tube that goes from the mouth to the stomach). The sores can be a side effect of chemotherapy. Or they can be a side effect of radiation to the mouth or esophagus.

For more information, visit the Breastcancer.org Treatment Side Effects pages.

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Audio contributed by: Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach

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