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Health risks after chemotherapy? More cancers come years later?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes

All chemo drugs have side effects, some short term, some long term. Overall, the benefit significantly outweighs the risk, but some long term problems include the potential for heart damage, nerve damage or an increased risk of a second cancer.
The risks are different with each of the drugs and should be explained by your doctor before starting treatment.

In brief: Yes

All chemo drugs have side effects, some short term, some long term. Overall, the benefit significantly outweighs the risk, but some long term problems include the potential for heart damage, nerve damage or an increased risk of a second cancer.
The risks are different with each of the drugs and should be explained by your doctor before starting treatment.
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