IVAC is used to treat types of high-grade lymphomas such as Burkitt lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphomas. It may sometimes be used to treat other cancers. It is best to read this information with our general information about chemotherapy and the type of cancer you have.
IVAC is a combination of different chemotherapy drugs:
You may also have a chemotherapy drug called methotrexate. This is given as an injection into the fluid around the spinal cord.
Sometimes a chemotherapy treatment called CODOX-M is given between each cycle of IVAC. Your doctor, specialist nurse or pharmacist will give you more information. They will also talk to you about the possible side effects before you agree (consent) to have treatment.