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Celebrity case brings questions about chemotherapy effects


While chemotherapy is used in the treatment of cancer it can cause negative side effects.  As Florida’s 89-point-1 WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez reports, the treatment of a celebrity is shining some light on how  this treatment can cause much more illness to patients than most people realize.

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About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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