Leukemias and Lymphomas Associated with the Use of Cytotoxic and Immunosuppressive Drugs
The hematologist is intimately connected with the care of patients undergoing treatment with immunosuppressive or cancer chemotherapeutic agents, many of which have profound effects upon the bone marrow, lymphoid tissues, and the circulating blood. Most changes, such as leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, or anemia are usually reversible when treatment is stopped. However, sometimes progressive myeloproliferative or lymphoproliferative disorders may occur. In this report we shall be concerned mainly with the development of lymphomas in organ transplant recipients and leukemias in patients treated with cancer chemotherapy.
KeywordsLymphoma Leukemia Anemia Sarcoma Cyclophosphamide
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