Your doctor will talk to you about this treatment and its possible side effects before you agree (consent) to have treatment.
BEACOPP is named after the initials of the drugs used:
- B – bleomycin
- E – etoposide
- A – doxorubicin (also called Adriamycin®)
- C – cyclophosphamide
- O – vincristine (also called Oncovin®)
- P – procarbazine
- P – prednisolone, a steroid.
Sometimes a drug called mesna is given with BEACOPP. Mesna helps to protect your bladder from irritation that could be caused by high doses of cyclophosphamide.