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More targeted cancer prevention and early detection strategies needed in breast cancer survivorship – EurekAlert

A new study finds breast cancer survivors in general have higher risk of new cancer diagnosis compared to healthy individuals.

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ATLANTA – MAY 18, 2021 – A new study finds breast cancer survivors in general have higher risk of new cancer diagnosis compared to healthy individuals. The article, which appears in CANCER, states that compared to the general population in the United States, the risk of new cancer diagnoses among survivors was 20% higher for those with hormone receptor (HR) positive cancers and 44% higher for those with HR-negative cancers.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed and prevalent cancer among…

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