Researchers from UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center discuss results from their recent study on long term complications adolescents and young adults face after treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The most prevalent late effects were seen in the cardiovascular, endocrine, and respiratory systems, while in rare cases some patients develop another form of cancer. These complications are attributed to a host of variables, including genetic mutations, coexisting conditions, therapeutic treatments, patient response, and socioeconomic factors.

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