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 used to cause remission of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), a type of blood cancer. Tretinoin is used only for remission of APL and not for c...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 intravenous (IGIV, for injection into a vein) is used to treat primary immunodeficiency...learn more »

methotrexate (injection) Methotrexate (injection)

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

methotrexate (oral) Methotrexate (oral)

Methotrexate is used to treat leukemia and certain types of cancer of the breast, skin, head and neck, lung, or uterus...learn more »