How does hydrocortisone treat cancer?

Hydrocortisone is FDA approved for the treatment of inflammation related to certain types of cancers. It works to reduce swelling of cancer tumors associated with leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Reducing the inflammation also helps to reduce the pain caused by swelling of the tissue. It can also be an effective remedy for nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy treatment, while also working to stimulate the appetite. As an immunosuppressant, hydrocortisone helps to prevent the body's immune system from attacking the body's organs and healthy cells.