Experts tie chemotherapy to slight increase in AML risk

02/14/2013 | HealthDay News

Patients who underwent chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and esophageal, prostate and cervical cancers faced an increased risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia, according to a new study. However, treatment was associated with lower AML risk in patients who had ovarian cancer, myeloma, and possibly lung cancer, researchers said. The findings appear in the journal Blood.

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