Continued risk for cancer survivors

August 26, 2008 8:01:15 PM PDT
Scientists have discovered a lingering danger for people who are treated for the most popular types of cancer.

Doctors from Hollings Cancer Center have found that patients treated for skin cancer may face up to twice the risk of developing future cancers, including lung, breast and prostate cancers.

Patients between the ages of 25 and 44 faced the highest risk.

Researchers think there may be genetic or internal factors in some patients that make them more prone to cancer.