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Retinoblastoma survivors face raised risk of serious health problems, study finds

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i126 (Published 11 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i126
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Adults who were treated for retinoblastoma as children face a small increased risk of chronic health problems in later life, a US study has found.1

Previous research on the long term health effects of treatment for retinoblastoma have been small and have focused primarily on specific problems, such as eye problems or new cancers. To provide a more comprehensive review a team led by Danielle Novetsky Friedman, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, assessed the long term medical problems of 470 …

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