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Heart checks urged in childhood cancer

9th December 2009

Experts say that children who battle and survive cancer run a higher risk of heart problems and must be closely screened.

They believe aggressive cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy can harm the heart and increase the patient’s death risk seven-fold. UK guidelines recommend routine heart trace checks be carried out every five years. But researchers from the University of Minnesota, who studied data on 14,000 childhood cancer survivors and published findings at bmj.com, say many survivors currently receive no follow-up.


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