Corticosteroids (Glucocorticoids) for Cancer
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Corticosteroids are strong anti-inflammatory drugs. They are used to reduce swelling that causes Reference cancer pain Opens New Window.
Corticosteroids are available as pills, syrups, injections, and intravenous (IV) solutions. The type and extent of a disease determines the exact dose and schedule of administering these drugs.
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