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If you have certain types of tumors or cancer, your healthcare provider may prescribe Afinitor. This medicine works to slow down the growth of cancer cells by blocking the action of certain enzymes in the body. In some cases, a healthcare provider may recommend off-label uses for Afinitor, such as for treating rheumatoid arthritis.
What Is Afinitor Used For?Afinitor® (everolimus) is a prescription medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as kinase inhibitors. It is approved for the treatment of the following conditions:
- Advanced neuroendocrine tumors of pancreatic origin (PNET), a rare type of cancer of the pancreas
- Advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a type of kidney cancer, that has not adequately responded to certain other medications
- Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA), a type of brain tumor, or renal angiomyolipoma, a type of kidney tumor, that occurs in people with a rare genetic condition known as tuberous sclerosis
- Certain types of advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women who have not responded to certain other medications.