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Adults who have been diagnosed with certain types of lymphoma or leukemia may receive Treanda® (bendamustine) as part of their chemotherapy treatment. This prescription drug is specifically approved to treat:
 
 
Treanda works by interfering with DNA replication, which is a process necessary for cells to copy themselves and divide. Because of this interference, the cancer cells die.
 
The medication is given as an intravenous (IV) injection by a healthcare provider. It is not approved for use in children.
 
(Click Treanda Uses for a closer look at how Treanda is useful for leukemia and lymphoma treatment. This article also talks about whether the medicine is safe for use in older adults and children.)
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