Frailty linked to increased health, mortality risks in childhood cancer survivors

11/18/2013 |

Childhood cancer survivors who were frail had a greater likelihood of suffering from a chronic illness and were 2.6 times more likely to die than survivors who were not frail, a study showed. Pre-frailty and frailty were more prevalent among survivors compared with people without a history of cancer, which indicates that cancer survivors may be experiencing accelerated aging, researchers reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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