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Is Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis a Cancer? Topic Guide

Is Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis a Cancer? Is Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis a Cancer?: Langerhans cell histiocytosis is not definitively a type of cancer. Many experts treat it as an autoimmune disorder. This disease causes the body to produce too many of a type of white blood cells, which congeal into tumors called granulomas.

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Is Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis a Cancer? Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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hyaluronidase and rituximab Hyaluronidase And Rituximab

Hyaluronidase and rituximab is a combination medicine used to treat follicular lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, or chronic lymphocytic leukemia. /...learn more »

clindamycin and tretinoin (topical) Clindamycin And Tretinoin (topical)

Clindamycin is an antibiotic. It fights bacteria in the body...learn more »

thalidomide Thalidomide

Thalidomide is used together with dexamethasone to treat multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer). Thalidomide is also used to treat and prevent moderate to se...learn more »

rituximab Rituximab

Rituximab is used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat the following conditions in adults:

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tretinoin Tretinoin

Tretinoin is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body...learn more »

hydroxyurea Hydroxyurea

Hydroxyurea is used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia, ovarian cancer, and certain types of skin cancer (squamous cell cancer of the head and neck)...learn more »

immune globulin (intravenous) (IGIV) Immune Globulin (intravenous) (IGIV)

Immune globulin is a sterile solution made from human plasma. It contains antibodies that protect you against infection from various diseases...learn more »

methotrexate (injection) Methotrexate (injection)

Methotrexate interferes with the growth of certain cells of the body, especially cells that reproduce quickly, such as cancer cells, bone marrow cells, and s...learn more »

methotrexate (oral) Methotrexate (oral)

Methotrexate is used to treat certain types of cancer of the breast, skin, head and neck, or lung. Methotrexate is also used to treat severe psoriasis and rh...learn more »