People who have had Cancer Age Faster

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Chemo and Radiation causes cancer patients to age faster.

In Your Health Minute, people with a history of cancer age faster than those who have not had the disease.

A new Mayo Clinic study finds cancer survivors were more likely to suffer from chronic illnesses like hormonal disorders ,heart problems and low bone density.

They also developed these conditions at a younger age than the general population.

Researchers say this is mostly likely due to the damage caused by chemotherapy and radiation to healthy issues.


Childhood cancer survivors are between 3 to 6 times as likely to develop a second cancer.

Childhood cancer survivors’ estimated life expectancy is 30-percent lower than the general population.


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