Fred Hutchinson researchers find that chest radiation to treat a rare childhood cancer increases patients’ risk of breast cancer

A new study has found that patients who received chest radiation for Wilms tumor, a rare childhood cancer, face an increased risk of developing breast cancer later in life due to their radiation exposure. Click here to read the full press release. ### Among the research institutions NCI funds across the United States, it currently … Continue reading “Fred Hutchinson researchers find that chest radiation to treat a rare childhood cancer increases patients’ risk of breast cancer”

A new study has found that patients who received chest radiation for Wilms tumor, a rare childhood cancer, face an increased risk of developing breast cancer later in life due to their radiation exposure.

Click here to read the full press release.

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Author: Joe Lovrek

Born in Houston, Raised in Trinity Texas

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