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The Lancet Oncology: Young cancer survivors face higher risk of severe health problems in later life than the general population, study suggests

19:00 EST 13 Feb 2020 | AAAS

(The Lancet) Cancer survivors who are diagnosed during adolescence or early adulthood (age 15-20 years) are at increased risk of premature death compared to the general population. They have an elevated risk of severe or life-threatening conditions compared to a sibling control group, according to an observational study of more than 10,000 cancer patients from 27 academic institutions in the USA and Canada, published in The Lancet Oncology journal on International Childhood Cancer Day (15 February).

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