Chemotherapy for haematological malignancies can be fatal

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6947.125a (Published 09 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:125
  1. Alastair G Smith
  1. Consultant haematologist Haematology Department, Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton SO9 4PE.

    EDITOR,—Those of us who treat haematological malignancies are sometimes faced with equivalent dilemmas to that discussed by Simon Finfer and colleagues, although the time scale is different from that in acute trauma.1 A few years ago I attempted chemotherapy in a 19 year old woman who was a practising Jehovah's Witness. The implications of chemotherapy without …

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