It’s a wakeup call for cancer survivors across the world. As per a recent study by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigators, people who survived cancer in their childhood are more likely to suffer from neurocognitive- related diseases.
Most of the people who either suffering from sleeping disorder or metal stress are subjected to serious health concerns, Kevin Krull, Ph. D., the study’s corresponding author and an associate member of the St. Jude Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control, said. St. Jude investigators led the study and asserted that people who survived cancer at young age are at a higher risk of neurocognitive problems.
For the study, the team roped in 1,426 survivors and 384 healthy siblings treated in the CCSS for brain and central nervous system tumors, leukemia and lymphoma between 1970 and 1986 and further, made them pass through an array of neurocognitive tests.
The study unveiled that though around 80% people survive cancer due to advanced cancer treatments available, the long-term consequences of the cancer therapy make them more susceptible to a wide range of health issues related to neurocognitive problems.
Meanwhile, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is on the spree of raising funds through its Fifth Annual St. Jude Trike-A-Thon on April 9, 2011, in the parking lot at the Gold Canyon United Methodist Church.