Childhood cancer treatment could increase risk of breast cancer

October 27, 2014 7:13 AM

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Childhood cancer treatment could increase risk of breast cancer

Most information regarding incidences of breast cancer in survivors from childhood cancer comes from patients with Hodgkin lymphoma - a fact that the study, published in CANCER, seeks to address.

Previous research had identified an association in Hodgkin lymphoma survivors with chest radiation therapy and breast cancer. Until now, though, information regarding breast cancer development in survivors of Wilms tumor was limited.

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