Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Risk

March 6, 2015 7:00 PM

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FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive breast cancer may have a higher-than-average risk of developing thyroid cancer in the next several years, a new study suggests.

Looking at government data on over 700,000 U.S. women treated for breast cancer, researchers found that the women had a higher-than-normal risk of developing thyroid cancer -- particularly within five years of the breast cancer diagnosis.

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