Bleomycin is used to treat cancer. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. This medication may also be used to control the build-up of fluid around the lungs (pleural effusion) caused by tumors that have spread to the lungs.
It is used in the treatment of squamous cell cancers, melanoma, sarcoma, testicular and ovarian cancer, Hodgkin's, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Also used to treat malignant pleural effusion (buildup of fluid in the space between the lining of the lung and the chest wall).