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Could hydroxyurea therapy cause leukemia and/or lymphoma among patients?
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Possibly
The agent is considered mutagenic and although the risk is low, it is a real one.

In brief: Possibly
The agent is considered mutagenic and although the risk is low, it is a real one.
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Dr. David Rizzieri
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Not likely
The agent has been used safely at varying doses for decades.
Typically a very very well tolerated agent, though rarely some patients have ulcerating skin lesions from it. It can cause very low blood counts, but in terms of actually damaging the cells to cause leukemia by itself most people do not feel this is the case.

In brief: Not likely
The agent has been used safely at varying doses for decades.
Typically a very very well tolerated agent, though rarely some patients have ulcerating skin lesions from it. It can cause very low blood counts, but in terms of actually damaging the cells to cause leukemia by itself most people do not feel this is the case.
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