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A healthcare provider may prescribe a medication called Treanda® (bendamustine) to treat certain types of cancer in adults. Specifically, this medication is approved to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in people who have just been diagnosed with the cancer. Treanda is also approved to treat a certain type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that has not responded to a particular chemotherapy treatment.
Treanda works to treat these forms of cancer by killing cancer cells. This medication causes DNA damage, which interferes with the cells' ability to divide and multiply.
(Click Treanda Uses to learn more about using this drug for cancer treatment. This article also discusses how Treanda works and whether it is safe for use in children.)