It has other uses too. Also many patients see an Oncologist but they do not have Cancer. They sometimes have MS or Lupus and some other problems.
They do use this for sickle
I found this on the net:
Other uses for this medicine
"Hydroxyurea is also sometimes used to treat polycythemia vera (a condition in which the body produces too many blood cells), psoriasis (a skin disease in which red, scaly patches form on some areas of the body), and hypereosinophilic syndrome (a condition in which the body produces too many of a certain type of white blood cell). Talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this medication for your condition.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information"
- Hydroxyurea Information for Consumers
- Hydroxyurea Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hydroxyurea (detailed)
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