Opdivo – Nivolumab

Opdivo (nivolumab) is a cancer medicine that works with your immune system to interfere with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.

Opdivo is used to treat certain types of cancer, including melanoma (skin cancer), non-small cell lung cancer, kidney cancer, squamous cell cancer of the head and neck, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and urothelial carcinoma. Opdivo can be given alone or in combination with other cancer medicines. It is often used after other medicines have been tried without success.

Opdivo is sometimes used if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. For some types of cancer, this medicine is given when the cancer cannot be treated with surgery. For Hodgkin lymphoma, Opdivo is used if the condition has relapsed or progressed after stem cell transplant and treatment with brentixumab vedotin (Adcetris).

In people with non-small cell lung cancer, Opdivo may increase the chance of a longer survival time.

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