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Future cancers more likely among childhood Hodgkin lymphoma survivors

Pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma survivors had about 14 times increased odds of developing a second, different cancer in adulthood, compared with the general population, researchers reported in the journal Cancer. The findings also showed that the risk of breast cancer was highest among girls who received chest radiotherapy between ages 10 and 17, and lung cancer risk was greatest among boys who underwent chest radiotherapy before age 10.

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