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Can a bone marrow transplant raise my risk of developing a second cancer?

With longer follow-up of increasing numbers of survivors after hematopoietic stem cell transplant (SCT) (bone marrow transplant), an increased risk of second cancer is being seen. This may be related to treatments of chemotherapy and radiation, to effects on the immune system, and to genetic predisposition.

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