Link Found between Thyroid Cancer and Breast Cancer

A study out of the University of Chicago reveals that women who survive breast or thyroid cancer may be at risk of developing the other type later in life.

Researchers looked at several decades of data for women with a history of either cancer.
What they found was that breast cancer survivors were one a half times more likely to get thyroid cancer than women with no breast cancer and thyroid cancer survivors had an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

Experts say this may be due to hormonal risk factors, the effects of radiation therapy, or genetics.

– This study was led by researchers at University of Chicago and published in ‘Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention’