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  • 03.29.11

    Benefits of Radiation Therapy Outweigh Risks of a Second Cancer: Study

    HealthDay News | Steve Reinberg

    The odds a second cancer will develop after radiation treatment for a first cancer are relatively low, U.S. National Cancer Institute researchers report. In a long-term study of more than 600,000 cancer survivors, an estimated 8 percent of second cancers were attributable to radiation treatment for the original cancer, according to the study.

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