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What is the likelihood that a cancer surviver gets another, different type of cancer again?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Harder to quantify: Cancer survivors have higher risk of second cancer. It may be due to inheritied factors, exposure to the agents that casued first cancer and cancer treatment itself may be carcinogenic.
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