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SEP 20, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely To Develop Mental Health Disorders Later In Life (STUDY)

By Kathleen Raven (Reuters Health) - People who had cancer as children are more likely to be treated for neurodevelopmental, emotional or behavioral disorders later in life, a new Danish study finds. Researchers examined records from survivors' siblings as well, finding those who were younger than 10 years old or not yet born when the cancer was diagnosed tended to also have higher risks of mental trouble later on. Programs designed especially for sibling mental health are quite rare, said lead author Dr. Lasse Lund of the Cancer Society Research Centre and University of Copenhagen. ... Read More

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