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New Thinking on Childhood Cancer Survivors

Thanks to treatment advances, the vast majority of children diagnosed with leukemia are living well into adulthood. But the powerful treatment, while effective against the cancer, can cause some health problems later in life. A new study looked at the treatment-related effects on survivors’ mental functions.

Up to nearly 60 percent of adults who survived childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) had some form of cognitive impairment, the study discovered.

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