Name

Fluorouracil

Alternate Names

5-Fluorouracil
5-Fluracil
Adrucil
Efudex
Fluoroplex
Fluracil
Fluril
Oracil
Ro 2-9757
WR-69596

Abbreviations

5-FU
5FU
FU

Category

Subcategory

NSC Number

019893
19893

Primary Site

Breast- adjuvant setting and advanced disease
colorectal- adjuvant setting and advanced disease
GI malignancies: anal, esophageal, gastric and pancreatic
Hepatoma
Skin-Basal cell carcinoma (topical application)

Histology

None

Remarks

Fluorinated pyrimidine; antimetabolite. FDA approved uses on basal cell carcinoma, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, and pancreatic cancer.

Note: Efudex cream be prescribed to treat AIN III. Code this as chemotherapy.

Coding

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