Second Malignant Neoplasms Following Radiotherapy

@inproceedings{Kumar2012SecondMN,
  title={Second Malignant Neoplasms Following Radiotherapy},
  author={Sanath Sathyachandran Kumar},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
  year={2012}
}
More 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… CONTINUE READING

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