Bleomycin is a chemotherapy drug used to treat many different types of cancer. It is best to read this information with our general information about chemotherapy and the type of cancer you have.
Your doctor will talk to you about this treatment and its possible side effects before you agree (consent) to have treatment.
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 is not about the use of bleomycin for a pleural effusion.