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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
25 years experience 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 on Dec 17, 2012
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
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 on Mar 16, 2013

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