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Breast cancer risk for survivors of Hodgkin's disease

Radiation therapy to the chest to cure Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of the immune system that involves lymph glands and organs, has been found to cause an increased risk in treated women later developing breast cancer. These results are applicable to older methods of radiation treatment, where radiotherapy was given over a wider range. The scientists are now applying this correlation to examine the risk of Hodgkin's survivors developing other cancers.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters

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About: Breast cancer risk for survivors of Hodgkin's disease

Date: 7 October 2005

Source: Reuters

Author: Anthony J Brown


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