Research: Teen cancer survivors face more mental health issues

09/7/2007 | Yahoo!

After surviving childhood cancers, teens are 50% more likely to be depressed or anxious when compared with their siblings, 70% more likely to show antisocial behaviors or may have more ADHD-like symptoms, Emory University researchers report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Those who underwent brain radiation or had injections of the cancer drug methotrexate were even more likely to have such problems.

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