Pediatric Hodgkin’s Disease Survivors Face Increased Breast Cancer Risk

News — By on February 12, 2009 at 7:00 am

Women who as children got radiation treatment for Hodgkin’s disease are almost 40 times more likely than others to develop breast cancer, according to findings from five institutions, including the University of Florida. The higher the radiation dose, the higher the risk, researchers report. These women are also likely to develop cancer in both breasts. “Our first priority is always to get rid of the cancer.

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