Survivors of childhood cancer treatments may have poorer arterial health

11/17/2013 | Reuters · HealthDay News

Chemotherapy-treated survivors of pediatric leukemia and other cancers had a greater chance of experiencing a decline in arterial function compared with youths without cancer, according to a study presented at an American Heart Association meeting. Among leukemia survivors, researchers found a 9% decline in arterial health following chemotherapy. "Given this increased risk, children who survive cancer should make lifestyle changes to lower their cardiovascular risk," study author Donald Dengel said.

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