Etoposide is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Etoposide is used to treat cancer of the lung or testicles. It is usually given with other cancer medicines in a combination chemotherapy. Etoposide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Etoposide is a chemotherapy medication used in the treatment of cancer. Cancer forms when there are some cells in the body that multiply either abnormally or uncontrollably. These cells in turn destroy the tissue that are nearby. Etoposide works by stopping the cancer cell from multiplying.