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what are the chances of my child getting a secondary cancer after her leukemia treatment is completed? daughter, age 9, treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, no radiation, 2.5 years of intrathecal and oral chemo meds.

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Secondary Cancers: The literature suggests that successfully treated all patients, who did not have radiotherapy, are at no increased risk for secondary cancers. With radiation, the risk has been cited as as much as 20-fold.
Answered on Jul 15, 2014
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