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Table 9 Relationship between treatments and health problems

From: Health profiles of 996 melanoma survivors: the M. D. Anderson experience

Treatment Number of Patients* Most Frequently Reported Health Effects
Dacarbazine 89 Cardiovascular (12%), lymphedema (8%), arthritis (4%)
Phenylalanine mustard 65 Cardiovascular (10%), lymphedema (11%), arthritis (5%)
Radiation therapy 63 Radiation damage (8%), cardiovascular (8%), diabetes (5%)
Interferon 52 Cardiovascular (6%), skin problems (6%), lymphedema (4%)
Bacillus Calmette-Guerin 42 Cardiovascular (14%), lymphedema (12%), ulcer problems (5%)
Cisplatin 31 Arthritis (6%), cardiovascular (6%), neuropathy (6%)
Actinomycin-D 22 Cardiovascular (36%), lymphedema (14%), arthritis (9%)
Vinblastine 21 Neuropathy (9%), arthritis (5%),  
Interleukin 18 Arthritis (6%), cardiovascular (6%),  
Vincristine 17 Cardiovascular (18%),   
  1. * A few patients received more than one agent.
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