Risks for Childhood Cancer Survivors Endicott NY

People who survived cancer as children face a high lifelong risk for developing another cancer, a new study has found. A study that appears online May 26 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute went further than earlier studies by following people in Endicott from birth through age 79. The researchers analyzed data on more than 47,000 people who had been diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20.

Local Companies

Jonathan D Kloss
(607) 798-5307
169 Riverside Dr
Binghamton, NY
Shing Chin
(607) 798-5230
169 Riverside Dr
Binghamton, NY
ARUN SHETH, MD
(607) 798-5307
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY
JOSEPH READLING, MD
(607) 763-6850
30 Harrison Street
Johnson City, NY
Adam Scott Levy, MD
607-772-1355
15 Bennett Ave
Binghamton, NY
Ronald P Harris
(607) 763-6850
30 Harrison St
Johnson City, NY
Kent B LaMoureux
(607) 798-5230
169 Riverside Dr
Binghamton, NY
JONATHAN KLOSS, MD
(607) 798-5307
169 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY
RONALD HARRIS, DO
(607) 763-6850
30 Harrison Street
Johnson City, NY
Serazul Ali Khan, MD
607-763-6850
30 Harrison St Ste 100
Johnson City, NY
Data Provided by:
    

Provided By:

TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- People who survived cancer as children face a high lifelong risk for developing another cancer, a new study has found.

A study that appears online May 26 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute went further than earlier studies by following people from birth through age 79. The researchers analyzed data on more than 47,000 people who had been diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20.

The incidence of new cancers found by the analysis was higher than expected, the researchers said.

They found that 1,180 second primary cancers were diagnosed in 1,088 of the people who'd survived a childhood cancer. The brain was the most common site for second primary cancers.

The risk of second primary cancers was significantly higher in men than in women, the researchers reported.

"This study quantified long-term temporal patterns of increased risk of cancer at specific sites in survivors of childhood cancer," wrote Dr. Jorgen H. Olsen, of the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Center, and colleagues. "The results may be useful in the screening and care of these individuals."

More information

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has more about childhood cancer survivors.

SOURCE: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, news release, May 26, 2009

Copyright © 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read Article at HealthDay.com

Related Articles
- Breast Cancer Treatment Endicott NY
The cure rate for breast cancer could be greatly improved if all women made a routine of monthly self-examination and then consulted a physician immediately if they found the least indication of a thickening or lump.
- Colon Cancer Prevention Endicott NY
- Early Breast Cancer Detection Endicott NY
- Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Endicott NY
- Delayed Prostate Cancer Therapy Endicott NY
- Head and Neck Cancer Risk Endicott NY
- Early Colon Cancer Detection Endicott NY
- Exercise for Prostate Cancer Endicott NY