HemOncToday.Com features a disturbing report about how some kids with lymphoma are at risk for developing a second malignancy. Here is the intro to the report, posted on February 11th:
Children with Hodgkin’s lymphoma remained at high risk for second malignant neoplasms, even when treated with low-dose radiation, according to the results of a long-term follow-up study. Researchers said patients treated with low-dose radiation developed sarcomas and breast and thyroid carcinomas with similar frequency and latency as patients treated with high-dose radiation.
Go to Children with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma to read the entire report.
Dealing with cancer is always difficult, but especially so when kids are involved, don’t you think?
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat & Pattie