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Does anyone know about the long term side effects from adriamycin (doxorubicin)?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Possible AE's

May include infertility, heart dysfunction, bone marrow insuficiency, a second malignancy ( leukemia) - which may develop years after treatment has ended.

In brief: Possible AE's

May include infertility, heart dysfunction, bone marrow insuficiency, a second malignancy ( leukemia) - which may develop years after treatment has ended.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Anthracyclines....

All carry with their use risks for secondary malignancy, particularly acute myeloid leukemia.
Likewise, there is a risk of myocardial damage, and this risk increases with cumulative dose (in doxorubicin equivalents). Infertility is also a risk, where risk also increases with dose. Because of these significant, long term adverse events, we monitor cumulative anthracycline dose and limit exposure.

In brief: Anthracyclines....

All carry with their use risks for secondary malignancy, particularly acute myeloid leukemia.
Likewise, there is a risk of myocardial damage, and this risk increases with cumulative dose (in doxorubicin equivalents). Infertility is also a risk, where risk also increases with dose. Because of these significant, long term adverse events, we monitor cumulative anthracycline dose and limit exposure.
Dr. Michael Engel
Dr. Michael Engel
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