Chemo for Breast Cancer Erases Woman's Fingerprints

April 15, 2015 9:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A 65-year-old breast cancer patient ran into an unexpected problem with her bank: She was denied a transaction because her fingerprints had disappeared.

Reporting in the April 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors in Mexico said the woman's unusual case was due to the effects of chemotherapy for an advanced breast cancer that had spread to the lungs.

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