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How cancer lives on in young adults after treatment ends
Speaking to The Washington Post Tuesday, Gregory Aune, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Cancer Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and young cancer survivor explained how the side effects of early cancer treatments can live with a person for the rest of their life. “I had hyperthyroidism from the radiation I received,” Aune said. “I found out I had diabetes which was a consequence from the radiation to my abdomen.” Aune concluded “What we have to teach our patients is that a new part of their life comes next. What I’ve learned over the last 27 years as a survivor is that it’s really never over. There’s consequences of the treatments that we take.”
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