Surviving Childhood Cancer Increase Risk of Heart Disease in Adulthood


Those who survive cancer as children are shown to be at greater risks of heart problems in early adulthood:

"Children and young people who survive cancer have a significantly higher risk of developing heart disease as young adults because of the cancer treatment they received, researchers said Wednesday.

A study by doctors from the United States found that young adult survivors of childhood cancer are at risk of a range of cardiac problems such as heart failure, heart attacks, or heart disease and the risks continued up to 30 years after treatment.

"Young adults who survive childhood or adolescent cancer are clearly at risk for early cardiac morbidity and mortality not typically recognized within this age group," said Daniel Mulrooney from the University of Minnesota, who led the study."

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