Risks for Childhood Cancer Survivors Huntington 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 Huntington 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

NOREEN KHAN, MD
(706) 882-8831
27005 76Th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
CHADIA MORCOS, MD
(516) 496-9691
77 Colony Lane
Syosset, NY
RONALD PRIMIS, MD
(516) 536-1455
242 Merrick Road
Rockville Centre, NY
Rita Weiss, MD
516-482-0080
107 Northern Blvd Ste 306
Great Neck, NY
Thomas LV Lodi, MD
516-759-2032
41 Forest Ave Lowr LEVEL
Glen Cove, NY
Abdul G Mundia
(516) 763-1962
2000 N Village Ave
Rockville Centre, NY
THOMAS BRADLEY, MD
(516) 734-8895
450 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY
EMMANUEL SYGACO, MD
(631) 422-4545
435 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
LAURA HOGAN, MD
(631) 638-1000
3 Edmund D Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
Louis J Lester, MD
516-482-8657
28 Martin Ct
Great Neck, 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
- Head and Neck Cancer Risk Huntington NY
Taking good care of your teeth may help cut your risk of developing head or neck cancer, suggests a new study that links a gum disease to such tumors. Having chronic periodontitis, a gum disease involving the progressive loss of the bone and soft tissue attached to the teeth, appeared to increase one's odds of developing head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, especially in the mouth and throat.
- Delayed Prostate Cancer Therapy Huntington NY
- Exercise for Prostate Cancer Huntington NY
- Colon Cancer Prevention Huntington NY
- Breast Cancer Treatment Huntington NY
- Early Colon Cancer Detection Huntington NY
- Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Huntington NY
- Early Breast Cancer Detection Huntington NY