Breast cancer following spinal irradiation for a childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (2015)

Abstract:

It has been suggested that pediatric patients treated with spinal irradiation may have an elevated risk of breast cancer. Among a cohort of 363 long-term survivors of a pediatric central nervous system tumor or leukemia treated with spinal irradiation, there was little evidence of an increased breast cancer risk.