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.