Chemical name: Daunorubicin
Brand names: Cerubidine, DaunoXome
How it works: Anthracyclines kill cancer cells by damaging their genes and interfering with their reproduction.
Uses: Daunorubicin usually is given in combination with other chemotherapy medicines. It's typically used:
after surgery and other treatments to reduce the risk of early-stage breast cancer coming back
before surgery to shrink large advanced-stage breast cancer tumors
to treat advanced-stage breast cancer
How it's given: Daunorubicin is given intravenously.
irregular periods — this can include temporary cessation (usually resume after medication is completed) or permanent cessation of menstrual periods depending on your age and other factors
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