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Secondary Cancer

What it is

Radiation therapy can cause a new cancer many years after you have finished treatment.

 

This does not happen very often.

 

Ways to manage

 

You will need to have check-ups with your radiation oncologist or nurse practitioner for the rest of your life to check for cancer - the one you were treated for and any new cancer that may occur.

 

See "Resources for Learning More" for ways to learn more about late side effects.