1. Childhood cancer survivors may develop heart problems sooner

    Childhood cancer survivors may develop heart problems sooner

    (Reuters Health) - Adult survivors of childhood cancer have a greater risk of heart disease and develop risk factors like high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol earlier in life compared to the general population, a German study suggests.

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    1. Adult survivors cannot change that they had exposure to cancer therapies that increased their risk of premature cardiovascular disease.
    2. So they must be very vigilant not to add additional risk through smoking, obesity, sedentary lifestyle or uncontrolled hypertension.
    3. Early systematic screening, particularly focusing on blood pressure and lipid profile measurements, might be suggested in all childhood cancer survivors.
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