Women who survive breast or thyroid cancer are more likely to develop the other type later

Women who survived breast or thyroid cancer faced an elevated risk of developing the other cancer as a secondary malignancy, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Most early-stage breast cancers are treated with surgery, followed by radiation therapy. Previous studies have suggested that exposure to radiation affects the risk of certain cancers, including lung, esophageal, and blood cancers, and sarcomas.

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