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Second Malignant Neoplasms Following Radiotherapy
AbstractMore than half of all cancer patients receive radiotherapy as a part of their treatment. With the increasing number of long-term cancer survivors, there is a growing concern about the risk of radiation induced second malignant neoplasm [SMN]. This risk appears to be highest for survivors of childhood cancers. The exact mechanism and dose-response relationship for radiation induced malignancy is not well understood, however, there have been growing efforts to develop strategies for the prevention and mitigation of radiation induced cancers. This review article focuses on the incidence, etiology, and risk factors for SMN in various organs after radiotherapy.
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Kumar, S. Second Malignant Neoplasms Following Radiotherapy. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9, 4744-4759.View more citation formats
Kumar S. Second Malignant Neoplasms Following Radiotherapy. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2012; 9(12):4744-4759.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kumar, Sanath. 2012. "Second Malignant Neoplasms Following Radiotherapy." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 9, no. 12: 4744-4759.