Asparaginase Crisantaspase

Asparaginase Crisantaspase

This chemotherapy and cancer drugs article is about Asparaginase (Crisantaspase) which is used on its own or  with other chemotherapy drugs to treat acute lymphocytic leukaemia (ALL) and works by starving tumour cells of necessary nutrients and slowing tumour cell growth.  Asparaginase may also be used for other cancers like lymphomas.

Side effects can include: fatigue, greater likelihood of bleeding, nausea and vomiting, potential loss of fertility, possibility of blood clots and temporary effect on the liver.

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the Medical Board. 

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