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Treating the Heart, but Causing Cancer: One Drug Has That Risk

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A drug commonly used to treat an irregular heartbeat may increase the risk of developing cancer, according to a new study.

Doctors say large amounts of the drug amiodarone can accumulate in the soft tissue because it degrades very slowly.

The risk of cancer may be higher for men and for patients taking high doses.

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