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Study reports lack of concern about future health among childhood cancer survivors

June 29, 2018

In the largest study to date that examined concerns of adult survivors of childhood cancer, a substantial proportion of survivors reported lack of concern about their future health. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest that many survivors may not fully understand or acknowledge their increased risks for later health problems.

Survivors of childhood cancer are at elevated risk for serious chronic health conditions and subsequent cancers due to the long-term effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Little is known about survivors’ perceptions of their future health risks, however.

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