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High radiation raises risk of second radiation-sensitive cancer such as breast, colon, lung, thyroid and bladder - Reuters (article link)

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(Reuters) - Atomic bomb blast victims lucky enough to survive one cancer have a high risk of developing a second, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday, in a study that offers new insights about cancer risks from radiation exposure.

- "We found that radiation increases the risk of developing a second cancer in a very similar way to how it is related to risk of a first cancer," -- "We also found that cancer survivors had particularly high risks of developing a second cancer that we know to be radiation-sensitive. These include breast, colon, lung, thyroid and bladder cancers,"
- The findings would likely hold true for other types of radiation exposures known to cause cancer.



High radiation raises risk of second cancer: study
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE68E0OV20100915

(Reuters) - Atomic bomb blast victims lucky enough to survive one cancer have a high risk of developing a second, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday, in a study that offers new insights about cancer risks from radiation exposure.