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Long-Term and Late Effects of Treatment in Adults Facts

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Long-Term and Late Effects of Treatment in AdultsThis fact sheet discusses long-term and late effects of treatment in adults, a description of  the potential different effects from specific types of treatment and how to manage them. It also includes a list of resources for blood cancer patients and survivors.

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Survivors of blood cancers do not always have serious long-term or late effects of treatment. Effects can range from mild to severe. However, it is important to talk about possible long-term and late effects with your treatment team to plan treatment and follow-up care. The risk for developing long-term or late effects may be influenced by

  • The type and duration of treatment
  • The patient's age at the time of treatment
  • The patient's gender
  • The patient's overall health.
last updated on Friday, November 16, 2012
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