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Biological therapy for penile cancer
Biological therapy is sometimes used to treat penile cancer. It is also called biotherapy or biological response modifiers (BRMs).
Biological therapy uses natural or manufactured substances to kill, control or change the behaviour of cancer cells. Different types of biological therapies work in different ways.
Biological therapy may be used to treat:
- precancerous conditions of the penis
- carcinoma in situcarcinoma in situA very early stage of cancer in which tumour cells have not yet invaded surrounding tissues.
Drugs, doses and schedules vary from person to person.
Biological therapy drugs
The most common biological therapy drug used to treat cancer is topical 5% imiquimod (Aldara) cream. It is usually applied 5 times per week for about 6 weeks.
For more detailed information on specific drugs, go to sources of drug information.
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