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antibiotic

[an-tee-by-AH-tick or an-tie-by-AH-tick] a drug used to kill micro-organisms (germs) that cause disease. Antibiotics may be made naturally by living organisms or they may be created in the lab. Since some cancer treatments can reduce the body’s ability to fight infection, antibiotics may be used to treat or prevent these infections.

Infections in People With Cancer

... because some germs resist certain antibiotics that kill others of that same type.
This test also takes time, but it shows the best antibiotic to kill the ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/002871-pdf.pdf

What's new in stomach cancer research and treatment? ...

... Antibiotics. Studies are being done to see whether antibiotic treatment of people
who are chronically infected by H pylori will help prevent stomach ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/stomachcancer/detailedguide/stomach-cancer-new-research

Mastitis

... by using a needle (often guided by ultrasound), and then giving antibiotics. ...
If you are diagnosed with mastitis but antibiotic treatment does not help ...

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/womenshealth/non-cancerousbreastconditions/non-cancerous-breast-conditions-mastitis-or-infection

Palliative care for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

... To help prevent Pneumocystis pneumonia, a sulfa antibiotic is often given ...
Antibiotics and anti-viral drugs are also given to treat infections. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkinlymphoma/detailedguide/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-treating-palliative-care

What's new in non-Hodgkin lymphoma research and treatment ...

... with an antibiotic (doxycycline) can make this lymphoma get better and even
go away. More studies may be needed before antibiotics become part ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkinlymphoma/detailedguide/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-new-research

Tea Tree Oil

... After the discovery of penicillin and other antibiotics in the late 1940s, tea tree
oil went out of favor as an antiseptic until the 1980s, when it was ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/herbsvitaminsandminerals/tea-tree-oil