May 28, 2014
By Bob Komsic
A just released study reaffirms the importance of screening for breast cancer at an early age if women survived childhood Hodgkin lymphoma.
The work shows that screening with M-R-I detects breast cancers in these women at a very early stage, when the prognosis for a cure’s good.
Hodgkin lymphoma has a cure rate of over 90 percent.
Researchers say it’s been recommended that survivors begin breast cancer screen as early as 25, depending of course when they were diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.
However, an earlier study showed only about a quarter of Ontario survivors were undergoing regular cancer screening within the recommended time period.
The new study, carried out by researchers at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto and Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, is published in the journal ”Cancer.”