Many Women Who Survived Childhood Cancer Do Not Undergo Recommended Breast Cancer Screening

News — By on January 28, 2009 at 5:00 am

Despite recommendations and being at an increased risk of breast cancer, most young women who were treated with chest radiation for a childhood cancer do not undergo appropriate mammography screening, according to a study in the January 28 issue of JAMA. Women treated with chest radiation for a pediatric malignancy face a significantly increased risk of breast cancer at a young age.

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