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radiation causing leukemia

LBlackman
LBlackman Member Posts: 113
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......

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  • csm2007
    csm2007 Member Posts: 25
    Radiation causing leukemia
    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
    LBlackman Member Posts: 113
    csm2007 said:

    Radiation causing leukemia
    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....

    radiation / leukemia
    Thanks Candace it does....:)