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Wilms tumor, Hodgkin lymphoma survivors at high risk of digestive cancers


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Reuters Health - 16/11/2020 - Survivors of childhood Wilms tumor (WT) and Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) have a risk of colorectal cancer comparable to that of individuals with a strong family history of the disease, new findings show. "The findings suggest that survivors of a childhood Wilms tumour or Hodgkin lymphoma are at risk of developing colorectal cancer and that this risk is as high as for individuals from the general population who have at least two first-degree relatives affected by colorectal cancer before age 55," said Dr. Raoul C. Reulen of the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences in Birmingham, UK, the study's senior author. "In many countries colonoscopy surveillance is recommended for the latter group," he told Reuters Health in an email. "This begs the question whether childhood cancer survivors at similar risk should also be offered colonoscopy surveillance, if not already." Childhood-cancer survivors are known to be at ri...


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