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Radiotherapy increases chances of secondary cancers in men with prostate cancer

Posted on: 21st September 2016

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Treating prostate cancer with radiotherapy increases the risk of a secondary cancer by almost 70 per cent.


Researchers say that men with slow-growing prostate cancer shouldn’t be given radiotherapy; the treatment increases the risk of bowel cancer by 68 per cent, rectal cancer by 62 per cent and bladder cancer by 39 per cent.

Source – BMJ, 2016