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Cancer survivors have a greater risk of developing & dying from new cancers

29-Dec-2020

Key points from article :

Cancer survivors have a greater risk of developing later cancers - unconnected to the prior cancer.

Also suffer a greater mortality than first time cancer patients.

People who have cancer will be more damaged & more aged than those who do not have cancer.

Treatment of cancer is inherently damaging in and of itself.

Stressed, damaged cells become senescent & the aged immune system present in most cancer patients.

Surviving chemotherapy is bad for your long-term health as a robust smoking habit as per mortality data.

Study finds cancer survivors run greater risk of developing, dying from second cancers.

Adult-onset cancer survivors run a greater risk of developing & dying from subsequent primary cancers(SPC).

Data on 1.54M cancer survivors from 1992- 2017 was taken.

Male survivors had 11% higher risk of SPCs and a 45% higher risk of dying from SPCs.

Female survivors had a 10% higher risk of SPCs and a 33% higher risk of dying from SPCs.

Research by American Cancer Society published in JAMA.

Reinforce importance of surveillance & preventive measures to tackle cancers

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Nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer.

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Journal of the American Medical Association.