Radiotherapy For Rectal Cancer Linked To Risk For Later Malignant Gynecological Neoplasms

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Women who receive radiotherapy for rectal cancer may be at an increased risk of uterine and ovarian cancer, a new study suggests. In an analysis of information from the SEER database on more than 20,000 female patients diagnosed with rectal cancer, researchers found the treatment was associated with a three-fold increased risk of subsequent uterine cancer and a two-fold increased risk of ovarian cancer, according to the report published in JAMA Network Open.

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