CSN Login
Members Online: 10

radiation causing leukemia

LBlackman
Posts: 113
Joined: Mar 2011

Has anyone ever heard of someone having throat cancer and getting leukemia from having radiation? Just posting this question as someone I know said this happen to a friend and I haven't heard of that being a side effect......

csm2007
Posts: 25
Joined: Dec 2010

Hi L,

It's Candace, I know that in the waiver for RAI treatment (at least for my doctors) it states it greatly increases your chances of getting lymphoma or leukemia in the future. I dont have the exact numbers but look on the PubMed published medical journals on the NCBI website, they may have a publication for this occurrence. Hope this helps....

LBlackman
Posts: 113
Joined: Mar 2011

Thanks Candace it does....:)

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network