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Children who fulfilled certain conditions during their treatment of childhood cancer, were more likely to suffer from breast cancer later on in life. These conditions include having chest radiation, having had bone, muscle or connective tissue cancer or having a family history of breast cancer. These findings by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Children's Hospital Boston enable preventative measures to be taken by those facing a greater risk of breast cancer.
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About: Certain conditions faced by childhood cancer survivors predisposes them to developing breast cancer
Date: 15 October 2004
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