Fluorouracil

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
Head and Neck cancer
Hepatoma
Ovarian cancer
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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