Cancer Survivors at Risk for Other Forms of the Disease

Cancer Survivors at Risk for Other Forms of the Disease

Cancer can, and sometimes does strike twice. It famously happened to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court, who was successfully treated for colon cancer in 1999 and then for pancreatic cancer in 2011. If not for the regular checkups she underwent after colon cancer, it is likely that her pancreatic cancer, which is rarely found early, would not have been detected while still curable. Depending on age, up to one in four cancer survivors is likely, sooner or later, to develop a second new cancer that is neither a recurrence nor spread of the original. Yet many survivors...

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