Chemotherapy causes cancer! A case report of therapy related acute myeloid leukaemia in early stage breast cancer

J Cole Aidan, Nicole R Priddee, James J McAleer

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Abstract

Use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in the adjuvant setting has improved survival for many patients with malignancy. Unfortunately multimodality treatment can come at a price, in particular therapy-related malignancies. This has importance in that patients must be made aware of this potential detriment from therapy and doctors must consider this diagnosis in those patients who are cancer survivors and presenting with health problems. We present a case report and brief overview of the literature regarding chemotherapy-induced acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) following therapy for early stage breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-9
Number of pages3
JournalThe Ulster Medical Journal
Volume82
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

Keywords

  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast
  • Chemoradiotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Doxorubicin
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
  • Mastectomy
  • Middle Aged
  • Tamoxifen
  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article
  • Review

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