Risk of other malignancies after breast cancer

Researchers said doctors managing such patients should be alert for signs and symptoms of colorectal, kidney and endometrial cancer, lymphoma and melanoma. 

The elevated risks were revealed in a European study of more than 10,000 women with invasive breast cancer followed up over 11 years.

Risk factors for  developing a second malignancy appeared to be associated with younger age at first cancer diagnosis, higher BMI and smoking status, while post-menopausal status and history