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Could atherosclerosis in the brain be caused by high dose chemo from an autologous stem cell transplant for breast cancer? no problems noted in heart
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rupesh Parikhanswered
Medical Oncology 28 years experience
Unlikely: Most chemo agents do not cross the blood brain barrier thus unlikely that it can specifically add to artheroaclerosis of the brain.
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Sewa Leghaanswered
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Unlikely: High dose chemotherapy does not cause atheroscleosis although some chemo drugs can increase the risk of thrombosis both in the arteries and in the veins.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 16, 2013
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