CellCept and Cancer
Make sure your healthcare provider knows if you currently have any type of cancer (or have a family history of it) before starting treatment with CellCept® (mycophenolate mofetil). This information is important for your doctor to know about, as CellCept can cause cancer, especially skin cancer and lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes).
To help minimize your risk for skin cancer, make sure to limit your time in the sun, use a proper sunscreen, and wear protective clothing. Contact your healthcare provider if you notice signs of skin cancer or lymphoma, such as any type of skin changes or lumps in your neck, underarms, or groin area.
(Click CellCept Warnings and Precautions for an in-depth look at the reports of people developing certain types of cancer while using CellCept, as well as other important safety concerns to be aware of with this medicine.)