MCQ – 89272


A 68-year-old man with rectal cancer comes to the physician for a follow-up examination 6 weeks after undergoing low anterior resection for the treatment of colorectal cancer. Physical examination shows a clean, nontender scar on the lower abdomen. The physician recommends an adjuvant treatment with folinic acid, 5-fluorouracil, and irinotecan. The patient is concerned about this treatment and asks about potential adverse effects. Which of the following types of cells are affected most by this therapy?

A. Intestinal epithelial cells


Bone marrow fibroblasts


Cardiac myocytes


Peripheral blood lymphocytes

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