Radiation for uterine cancer may increase bladder cancer risk

Use of radiation therapy for uterine cancer appears to increase a woman’s risk for later development of bladder cancer. A retrospective cohort study found that, of 15,726 women who had undergone radiation therapy for uterine cancer, 146 (0.93%) subsequently were diagnosed with bladder cancer over a mean follow-up of 15 years, compared with 197 of 40,955 women (0.48%) with uterine cancer who had not received radiation therapy.

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