FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Since the 1970s, serious heart disease among childhood cancer survivors had declined remarkably, a new study finds.
The decline suggests that efforts to make cancer treatments, including radiation, less toxic are paying off, researchers say.
For the study, researchers led by Dr. Daniel Mulrooney, from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., collected data on more than 23,000 U.S. adults included in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study who had survived the most common childhood cancers.
Specifically, the team members looked at heart failure, coronary artery disease, heart valve defects, damage to the heart tissue lining and heart rhythm problems.
They also took into account risks for heart disease, such as diabetes, high...