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Cancer treatment capecitabine unexpectedly removes fingerprints
 

Cancer treatment capecitabine unexpectedly removes fingerprints

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Side effects of anticancer treatments typically include nausea, vomiting and anaemia. But who would have thought that loss of fingerprints is another possible side effect?
 
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14 Nov 2016 - General
 
The Singaporean patient incident was reported in 2009. Last year, another woman encountered similar issue. The 65-year-old woman had been receiving capecitabine as a part of her treatment plan for stage four breast cancer for three months. A cancer patient discovered her fingerprints had disappeared when she was denied authorisation to perform a banking transaction because her prints were unrecognisable. I guess there is a need to give these patients an official certificate explaining their con...
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