Profile: Emily Brown

Ass’t Editor at The Conversation

Emily graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2014 with an MA (hons) in Philosophy and English Literature. She has previously worked as a media monitor for Press Data Ltd, volunteered for the St James Ethics Centre and The Conversation, and was news editor at student newspaper The Journal.

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Health Problems in Adults Treated for Childhood Cancers

Children who survive cancer treatment are much more likely to suffer health problems when they are adults, according to a new study. Researchers who looked at more than 1,700 survivors of childhood cancer and found that almost all (98%) had one or more health conditions. What conditions people suffer from depended on what kind of cancer they had and what kind of treatment they received as a child later in life. But the most common conditions the researchers found were abnormalities in the lung, heart and endocrine system, which is responsible for hormone production, as well as cognitive (thinking) skills. Conditions ranged from mild to severe, and other effects included hearing loss and visual impairment.

Category: Childrens Cancer Awareness

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