valrubicin - intravesical, Valstar
GENERIC NAME: VALRUBICIN - INTRAVESICAL (val-REWB-eh-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Valstar
USES: Valrubicin is used to treat bladder cancer. The usual treatment for bladder cancer is surgery. However, if you and your doctor decide that the risk of surgery is greater than its benefit or that surgery may be delayed, this medication may be used as part of your treatment.This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as anthracyclines and works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.This medication may not cure your cancer. Delaying surgery could lead to a more serious illness (metastatic cancer). Discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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