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Proleukin is a chemotherapy drug prescribed to treat kidney cancer or skin cancer that has spread to the other areas of the body (metastasized). It is a type of immunotherapy treatment, which means it uses the body's own immune system to fight cancer. Side effects may include diarrhea, vomiting, and shortness of breath. This medication is administered intravenously by your healthcare provider.
What Is Proleukin?Proleukin® (aldesleukin) is a prescription immunotherapy medication. Immunotherapy is a form of treatment that uses the body's own immune system to fight cancer. This medication is approved to treat the following types of cancer:
- Metastatic melanoma (skin cancer that has spread to other areas of the body)
- Metastatic renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer that has spread to other areas of the body).