1. Women Who Receive Chest Radiation Therapy to Treat Childhood Cancer Have Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

    Women Who Receive Chest Radiation Therapy to Treat Childhood Cancer Have Higher Risk of Breast Cancer

    Women who had radiation to the chest as children to treat a cancer other than breast cancer, such as Hodgkin lymphoma (cancer of the immune system) or non-Hodgkin lymphoma, have a higher risk of breast cancer. A new study suggests this elevated risk is about 20 times higher than average -- even higher than doctors thought. The research was published online on April 21, 2014 by the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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