Asparaginase Crisantaspase

Asparaginase Crisantaspase

This patient-friendly article is about chemotherapy drug, Asparaginase (Crisantaspase) which is used on its own or with other chemotherapy drugs to treat acute lymphocytic leukaemia (ALL) and works by starving tumour cells of necessary nutrients and slowing tumour cell growth. Asparaginase may also be used for other cancers like lymphomas.

Side effects can include: fatigue, greater likelihood of bleeding, nausea and vomiting, potential loss of fertility, possibility of blood clots and temporary effect on the liver.

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