A novel study conducted by Australian researchers has claimed that childhood cancers survivors are rendered at a boosted risk of developing cancer later in life or may face an early death due to some other cause.
In addition, the study has emphasized on the need for "good follow-up health care" for children who have survived their cancer.
The research published in the Medical Journal of Australia involved over 900 young cancer survivors who had undertaken treatment at Sydney Children's Hospital, from 1972 to 1999. Besides, analyzing the cancer cases, the study observed cases of new cancer and early deaths.
The study findings have outlined that childhood cancer survivors face over five times boosted risk of developing a new cancer compared to the overall NSW population. Also, they were found to be 7.5 times more vulnerability to die early.
The risk of developing a new cancer is due to the radiation-based treatments undertaken earlier, claimed researchers.Spotted here