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Could exposure to radiation cause cancer 30 years later?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, unfortunately

For example, patients with hodkin's lymphoma who received radiation therapy to the chest wall can have increased risk to develop breast cancer due to the radiation-years after the radiation itself.
Patient who received radiation for acne or head & neck cancer- can develop thyroid cancer- many years after radiation therapy.

In brief: Yes, unfortunately

For example, patients with hodkin's lymphoma who received radiation therapy to the chest wall can have increased risk to develop breast cancer due to the radiation-years after the radiation itself.
Patient who received radiation for acne or head & neck cancer- can develop thyroid cancer- many years after radiation therapy.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes, this is well-documented.
Head and neck radiation used to be used to treat radiation and decades later can be associated with increased risks of thyroid cancer.

In brief: Yes

Yes, this is well-documented.
Head and neck radiation used to be used to treat radiation and decades later can be associated with increased risks of thyroid cancer.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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