Childhood cancer does not make healthier adults

13 August 2014

According to a new report published in the Springer’s Journal of Cancer Survivorship, children who are diagnosed with cancer does not lead a healthier lifestyle when they grow into an adult.

The analysis, which is based on the results of a National Cancer Institute-funded study of childhood cancer survivors known as the Chicago Healthy Living Study, found that childhood cancer survivors do not adhere to healthy lifestyle guidelines more than their cancer-free peers.

People who have been diagnosed with cancer as a child are at a higher risk of dying early than the general population as they are more susceptible to a second cancer diagnosis and heart disease, body weight disorders and psychosocial problems. 

The original study at the University of Illinois conducted structured health-focused interviews with 431 childhood cancer survivors and 361 people who never had the disease. The analysis found there was no difference between the survivors and control group when compared to the American Cancer Society guidelines. 

Posted by Jeanette Royston​


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