This information should ideally be read with our general information about chemotherapy and the type of cancer you have.
Bleomycin can also be used to treat a condition where fluid builds up between the layers covering the lungs. This is called a pleural effusion. To treat a pleural effusion, the doctor injects bleomycin into the space between the layers to stop the fluid building up again. This information doesn’t cover the use of bleomycin for a pleural effusion.