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Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Survivors may experience the following late effects, depending on their treatment(s):

  • cardiovascular disease (including congestive heart failure, infection of the heart sac, and arrhythmias)
  • bladder damage
  • kidney damage
  • liver damage
  • lung damage
  • hormonal imbalances
  • reduced fertility or infertility in men and women
  • osteonecrosis, or bone death
  • higher risk of obesity
  • elevated cholesterol levels
  • hepatitis B and C (see "Blood Transfusion" for more information)
  • cognitive and learning difficulties ("chemo brain")
  • slow growth
  • secondary cancers
  • depression and other psychological disorders

Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia survivors may experience the following late effects, depending on their treatment(s):

  • cardiovascular disease (including congestive heart failure, infection of the heart sac, and heart arrhythmias)
  • bladder damage
  • kidney damage
  • liver damage
  • hormonal imbalances
  • reduced fertility or infertility in men and women
  • bone death (osteonecrosis)
  • earning, memory, and cognition difficulties ("chemo brain")
  • hearing loss
  • hepatitis B and C (see "Blood Transfusion" for more information)
  • secondary cancers
  • depression and other psychological disorders

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Chronic myeloid leukemia survivors may experience the following late effects, depending on their treatment(s):

  • cardiovascular disease (including congestive heart failure, infection of the heart sac, and heart arrhythmias)
  • reduced fertility or infertility in men and women
  • lung damage
  • kidney damage
  • bladder damage
  • liver damage
  • learning, memory, and cognition difficulties ("chemo brain.")
  • hepatitis B and C (see "Blood Transfusion" for more information)
  • secondary cancers
  • depression and other psychological disorders

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia survivors may experience the following late effects, depending on their treatment(s):

  • cardiovascular disease (including congestive heart failure, infection of the heart sac, and heart arrhythmias)
  • reduced fertility or infertility in men and women
  • elevated cholesterol levels
  • higher risk of obesity
  • kidney damage
  • bone death (osteonecrosis)
  • learning, memory, and cognition difficulties ("chemo brain.")
  • hepatitis B and C (see "Blood Transfusion" for more information)
  • secondary cancers
  • depression and other psychological disorders

Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Myelodysplastic syndrome survivors may experience the following late effects, depending on their treatment(s):

  • cardiovascular disease (including congestive heart failure, infection of the heart sac, and heart arrhythmias)
  • reduced fertility or infertility in men and women
  • bladder damage
  • kidney damage
  • hepatitis B and C (see "Blood Transfusion" for more information)
  • secondary cancers
  • depression and other psychological disorders

Myeloproliferative Disorder

Myeloproliferative disorder survivors may experience the following late effects, depending on their treatment(s):

  • cardiovascular disease (including congestive heart failure, infection of the heart sac, and heart arrhythmias)
  • reducedfertility or infertility in men and women
  • bladder damage
  • kidney damage
  • liver damage
  • learning, memory, and cognition difficulties ("chemo brain")
  • hepatitis B and C (see "Blood Transfusion" for more information)
  • secondary cancers
  • depression and other psychological disorders