Study: Young cancer survivors more likely to need special education

04/2/2009 | Vancouver Sun (British Columbia), The

Children who survived brain tumors have more trouble on math and reading tests than those who survived other types of cancer, according to a Canadian study of nearly 800 survivors of childhood cancer. Children diagnosed with any type of cancer were three times as likely to receive special-education services than children who had not been diagnosed, but were no more likely to repeat grades or score lower on high-school exams.

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