Testicular cancer survivors at higher risk of secondaries decades later

It might be explained by genetic susceptibility, the researchers said

Men treated with cisplatin-based chemotherapy for testicular cancer are at substantially increased risk of developing a second cancer decades later, according to new findings.

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And chemotherapy in combination with radiotherapy doubles their risk of later developing malignancies of the prostate, lung, bladder or colon.

Norwegian oncologists analysed long-term surveillance data from the national cancer registry, following up 5625 testicular cancer survivors who were diagnosed between 1980 and 2009.

During this time, the use of radiotherapy

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