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Childhood Cancer Survivors at Increased Risk for Skin Cancers

Caroline Seymour
Published: Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019

Jop C. Teepen, PhD

Jop C. Teepen, PhD

Childhood cancer survivors who had lived 5 or more years from their primary malignancy are at an increased risk of developing skin cancer compared with the general population, according to results from the DCOG-LATER cohort study.1,2

Nonetheless, Ness recommended that childhood cancer survivors wear sunscreen and limit sun exposure. “Check your skin, particularly in areas that received radiation,” stressed Ness as a proactive precaution.

References

  1. Childhood cancer survivors at high risk for skin malignancies. Reuters. Published March 8, 2019. https://reut.rs/2EWTftk. Accessed March 12, 2019.
  2. Teepen JC, Kok JL, Kremer LC, et al. Long-term risk of skin cancer among childhood cancer survivors: a DCOG-LATER cohort study [published online February 25, 2019]. J Natl Cancer Inst. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djy212.

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