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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

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Dr. Rupesh Parikh answered

Specializes in Medical Oncology

Unlikely: Most chemo agents do not cross the blood brain barrier thus unlikely that it can specifically add to artheroaclerosis of the brain.

Answered 12/17/2012

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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.

Answered 3/16/2013

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