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Could atherosclerosis in the brain be caused by high dose chemo from an autologous stem cell transplant for breast cancer? No problems noted in heart

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Unlikely

High dose chemotherapy does not cause atheroscleosis although some chemo drugs can increase the risk of thrombosis both in the arteries and in the veins.

In brief: Unlikely

High dose chemotherapy does not cause atheroscleosis although some chemo drugs can increase the risk of thrombosis both in the arteries and in the veins.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Dr. Sewa Legha
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Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Unlikely

Most chemo agents do not cross the blood brain barrier thus unlikely that it can specifically add to artheroaclerosis of the brain.

In brief: Unlikely

Most chemo agents do not cross the blood brain barrier thus unlikely that it can specifically add to artheroaclerosis of the brain.
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
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