Leukemia and Treanda
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:
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in people who have been newly diagnosed with this cancer
- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma when another treatment has failed.
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.)