Risks for Childhood Cancer Survivors Yorktown Heights 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 Yorktown Heights 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

Javier A Ruiz, MD
(845) 561-4450
59 New Windsor Hwy Rte 32
New Windsor, NY
ROBERT GOLDBERG, MD
(845) 634-2727
10 Esquire Road
New City, NY
Emil Hanna Wassef, MD
914-962-5151
352 Downing Dr
Yorktown Heights, NY
Carolyn Wasserheit, MD
777 N Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY
Robert Joseph Israel, MD
914-789-2800
Suffern, NY
Lynn Joan Morris
(203) 323-4458
1100 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT
Mathew LONBERG, MD
(845) 362-1750
500 C New Hempstead Road
New City, NY
MATTHEW WEISSLER, MD
(914) 681-5200
210 Westchester Avenue
West Harrison, NY
Sheryl Lynn Leventhal, MD
914-362-1750
500 New Hempstead Rd Ste C
New City, NY
Xilian Li, MD
718-670-5534
706 Old Country Rd
Elmsford, 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
- Exercise for Prostate Cancer Yorktown Heights NY
Regular exercise may help protect men from prostate cancer, says a new study. U.S. researchers looked at 190 men who had a prostate biopsy and found that those who were moderately active -- anything equivalent to walking at a moderate pace for several hours a week -- were significantly less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
- Breast Cancer Treatment Yorktown Heights NY
- Colon Cancer Prevention Yorktown Heights NY
- Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Yorktown Heights NY
- Early Breast Cancer Detection Yorktown Heights NY
- Delayed Prostate Cancer Therapy Yorktown Heights NY
- Early Colon Cancer Detection Yorktown Heights NY
- Head and Neck Cancer Risk Yorktown Heights NY