Brand name: Mitomycin
Chemical name: Mutamycin
Class: Antitumor antibiotic chemotherapy. No other antitumor antibiotics are used to treat breast cancer.
How it works: Antitumor antibiotics kill cancer cells by damaging their genes and interfering with their reproduction.
Uses: Mitomycin is used to treat advanced-stage breast cancer.
How it's given: Mitomycin is given intravenously.
- low white blood cell counts
- susceptibility to infection
- hair loss
- mouth sores
- 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