- What are second cancers?
- How do shared risk factors affect the risk of second cancers?
- How does radiation therapy affect the risk of second cancers?
- How does chemotherapy affect the risk of second cancers?
- How do stem cell transplants affect the risk of second cancers?
- Can I lower my risk of getting a second cancer?
- Additional resources
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Travis LB. The epidemiology of second primary cancers. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006;15.
Travis LB, Bhatia S, Allan JM, Oeffinger KC, Ng A. Second Primary Cancers. In: DeVita VT, Lawrence TS, Rosenberg SA, eds. Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology. 9th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott William & Wilkins: 2011:2393-2410.
Last Medical Review: 12/11/2014
Last Revised: 12/11/2014