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Can radiation therapy for breast cancer give me leukemia?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not likely
Leukemia is more likely as a cancer caused by chemotherapy since it exposes more bone marrow.
Radiation to the breast will expose very little bone marrow and leukemia is not likely but nothing is impossible.

In brief: Not likely
Leukemia is more likely as a cancer caused by chemotherapy since it exposes more bone marrow.
Radiation to the breast will expose very little bone marrow and leukemia is not likely but nothing is impossible.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
Radiation therapy for breast cancer may cause a tiny increase in your chance of getting leukemia 5-10 years later. In studies, it's hard to know whether the radiation caused the leukemia, because aging itself is associated with an increased risk of leukemia.

In brief: Possibly
Radiation therapy for breast cancer may cause a tiny increase in your chance of getting leukemia 5-10 years later. In studies, it's hard to know whether the radiation caused the leukemia, because aging itself is associated with an increased risk of leukemia.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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