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Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 93-95

Acute non-lymphatic leukemia in a case of neuroblastoma

Department of Paediatric Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum

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R Shreejith
Department of Paediatric Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum

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The occurrence of a second malignancy is one of the most devastating late effect of chemotherapy often associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. Cumulative probability has been estimated to be about 3-12 percent. Both radiotherapy and chemotherapy have been implicated in the development of second malignancies. Alkylating agents are associated with the highest risk. We report here a case of ANLL developing 4 years after treatment for Stage II-B (INSS) neuroblastoma.

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