Woman Denied Bank Transaction Because Chemo Erased Her Fingerprints

April 22, 2015 4:21 PM

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Woman Denied Bank Transaction Because Chemo Erased Her Fingerprints

After a rare side effect of chemotherapy left a woman without fingerprints, she was denied a bank transaction, according to a case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The woman, who is not identified by name, was 65 and had undergone chemotherapy three times to fight stage IV triple negative breast cancer, according to the study. As a result, she developed hand-foot syndrome, a rare side-effect of certain chemotherapy drugs, like capecitabine, that causes swellin...

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