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Breast Cancer Treatment Doubles Leukemia Risk

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A new study suggests that women 65 and older who took growth factors to boost their immune systems during chemotherapy doubled their risk of developing leukemia.

The researchers noted that the absolute risk remained small, and said the benefits of growth factors probably still outweighed their risks. But it is one more thing for cancer patients to take into account when deciding on a course of treatment.

Breast cancer treatment found to boost leukemia risk

Posted by Staff on February 7, 2007 4:17 PM | DIGG | del.icio.us | furl