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Cardiac event risk among childhood cancer survivors examined

Adult survivors of childhood cancer who were diagnosed in the 1980s and 1990s had lower odds of coronary artery disease, heart failure and valvular disease, compared with those who were treated in the 1970s, but only CAD risk significantly declined, according to a study in The BMJ. Adjusting for cardiac radiation prompted reduced overall risk of CAD, particularly among those who survived Hodgkin lymphoma.

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