Exposing uterus to radiation raises stillbirth risk later

07/22/2010 | MSN

U.S. researchers found that female childhood cancer survivors whose ovaries or uterus had been exposed to radiation treatments are up to 12 times more likely to have a stillborn child. However, the study showed that exposure of the testes and girls' pituitary gland to radiation and chemotherapy did not raise the risk of stillbirth.

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