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Can chemotherapy cause cancer?

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Effects of chemorx: Yes, a potential side negative side effect of chemotherapy is the creation of other neoplasms which may be cancerous. Chemotherapy must be administered carefully under close observation and control of knowledgeable physician; oral chemotherapy entrusts great responsibility to the receiving patient; great care must be taken to dose correctly and as directed.

Answered 12/15/2019

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Dr. Dustin Colegrove answered

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Yes: but often the benefit of treating the current cancer outweighs the risk of causing another type of cancer.

Answered 8/28/2014

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