Potential genetic basis for breast cancer survivors who develop therapy-related leukemia
Full article: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.29615/abstract;jsessionid=28AD90B55969FAD8FD7B3D80CF312598.f02t01
The population of breast cancer survivors in the United States is increasing. One rare but dangerous long-term effect of breast cancer treatment is an increased risk of leukemia, a type of bone marrow cancer. A recent study uncovered a potential genetic basis for this condition. (01/26/2015)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- Should I have genetic testing for an inherited mutation?
- What are the long term risks of chemotherapy?
- Are there any other treatment options that would be as effective as chemotherapy for treating my cancer?
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