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How do medications treat AIDS-related lymphoma?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Chemotherapy drugs can destroy cancer cells or stop them from reproducing, and they are a standard treatment for AIDS-related lymphoma. These may be given as pills you can swallow, or they may be injected into your bloodstream or directly into the cancer site. A newer treatment, known as targeted therapy, attaches drugs directly to cancer cells. People with AIDS-related lymphoma also take drugs to combat their HIV infection, known as highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). And there are anti-nausea drugs available to counteract some of the more unpleasant side effects of chemotherapy as well as prescription pain medications.

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