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By Treatment

 

Asparaginase

  • elevated cholesterol levels
  • higher risk of obesity Blood transfusion
  • hepatitis B (if transfusion received before 1972)
  • hepatitis C (if transfusion received before 1993)

Busulfan

  • reduced fertility or infertility in men and women
  • lung damage and dysfunction

Carboplatin

  • reduced fertility or infertility in men and women
  • kidney damage or dysfunction
  • tingling, pain or weakness in limbs, face (also called peripheral neuropathy)
  • hearing loss

Carmustine

  • reduced fertility or infertility in men and women
  • lung damage and dysfunction

Chlorambucil

  • cardiovascular damage and dysfunction
  • reducedfertility or infertility in men and women
  • secondary cancers

Cladribine

  • tingling, pain or weakness in limbs, face (also called peripheral neuropathy)
  • kidney damage and dysfunction

Clofarabine

  • no late or long-term effects known

Cyclophosphamide

  • cardiovascular damage and dysfunction
  • bladder damage and dysfunction
  • kidney damage and dysfunction
  • reduced fertility or infertility in men and women
  • secondary cancers

Cytarabine

  • cognition, learning and memory difficulties
  • reduced fertility or infertility in men and women
  • liver damage and dysfunction

Dacarbazine

  • reduced fertility or infertility in men and women

Dasatinib

  • no late or long-term effects known

Daunorubicin

  • cardiovascular damage and dysfunction
  • secondary cancers

Doxorubicin

  • cardiovascular damage and dysfunction
  • secondary cancers

Epirubicin

  • cardiovascular damage and dysfunction
  • secondary cancers

Etoposide

  • secondary cancers

Fludarabine

  • kidney damage and dysfunction
  • bone death (osteonecrosis)
  • secondary cancers

Gemcitabine

  • no late or long-term effects known

Idarubicin

  • cardiovascular damage and dysfunction
  • secondary cancers

Ifosfamide

  • reduced fertility or infertility in men and women
  • kidney damage and dysfunction

Imatinib (Gleevec)

  • no late or long-term effects known

Mechlorethamine (nitrogen mustard)

  • cognition, learning and memory difficulties
  • reduced fertility or infertility in men and women
  • lung damage and dysfunction
  • secondary cancers

Melphalan

  • lung damage and dysfunction
  • secondary cancers

Mercaptopurine

  • liver damage and dysfunction

Methotrexate

  • osteoporosis or osteopenia
  • cognition, learning and memory difficulties
  • kidney damage and dysfunction
  • liver damage and dysfunction

Mitoxantrone

  • cardiovascular damage and dysfunction
  • secondary cancers

Pegaspargase

  • no late or long-term effects known
  • reduced fertility or infertility in men and women
  • secondary cancers

Radiation Therapy

  • cardiovascular damage and dysfunction
  • lung damage and dysfunction
  • kidney damage and dysfunction
  • liver damage and dysfunction
  • cognition, learning and memory difficulties
  • dental disorders (weak teeth and jaw, dry mouth)
  • hormonal disorders (thyroid, pancreas, pituitary gland)
  • chronic fatigue
  • slow growth and development
  • cataracts
  • bone death (osteonecrosis)
  • reducedfertility or infertility in men and women
  • hearing loss
  • secondary cancers

Rituximab

  • no late or long-term effects known

Steroids

  • osteoporosis or osteopenia
  • cataracts
  • bone death (osteonecrosis)

Teniposide

  • secondary cancers

Thioguanine

  • liver damage and dysfunction

Thiotepa

  • reduced fertility or infertility in men and women

Topotecan

  • reduced fertility or infertility in men and women

Transplantation (bone marrow, stem cell or cord blood)

  • bone death (osteonecrosis)
  • lung damage and dysfunction (after developing graft versus host disease)

Tretinoin

  • increase in pressure inside skull (pseudotumor cerebri)

Vinblastine

  • tingling, pain or weakness in limbs, face (also called peripheral neuropathy)

Vincristine

  • tingling, pain or weakness in limbs, face (also called peripheral neuropathy)
 

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