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Cancer

27 July 2010

Childhood cancer = heart problems

Children who survive cancer may be at increased risk for long-term heart problems, new research suggests.

Children who survive cancer may be at increased risk for long-term heart problems, new research suggests.

"The overall prevalence of 27% of childhood cancer survivors with cardiac dysfunction is alarmingly high in the young population," Dr Helena J. van der Pal, of Emma Children's Hospital/Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, and colleagues wrote in their report.

 

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