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Radiation for uterine cancer ups bladder cancer risk

from Renal and Urology News

Use of radiation therapy for uterine cancer appears to increase a woman's risk for later development of and death from bladder cancer. In a retrospective cohort study, Janet E. Baack Kukreja, M.D., of the Department of Urology at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y., and colleagues obtained records from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program pertaining to 56,681 women diagnosed with uterine cancer as their first primary malignancy from 1980 to 2005. Follow-up for incident bladder cancer ended on December 31, 2008. more

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