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Childhood cancer survivors at higher risk of heart attack, stroke or another cancer decades later due to the original treatment - Reuters (article link)

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- premature deaths among survivors was 11 times the number expected in the general population.
- largely due to exposure to radiation during treatment and to the more toxic cancer drugs.
- 7 percent due to a recurrence of their original disease, 77 percent due to new cancers, heart disease, and so-called cerebrovascular disease, which causes high blood pressure and strokes.

 

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE66C65120100713