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Can chemotherapy cause cancer?

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Dr. Lois Copeland
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Yes

but often the benefit of treating the current cancer outweighs the risk of causing another type of cancer.
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Dr. Lois Copeland
Dr Colegrove is quite correct in what he states. The benefit of the use of the particular chemotherapy chosen is certainly to kill the particular cancer cells it was initiated for: His statement is not contrary to mine: I emphasized the care with which a patient and his/her physician must administer chemotherapy (dosage, frequency, manner of administration: increasing dose may increase risk.
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