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Risks Identified for Childhood Cancer Survivors
2012-06-05 06:08:05

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery are just a few of the treatments cancer patients undergo. These treatments may be risky, especially for those who are diagnosed with cancer at a young age. A new study led by Dr. Chaya Moskowitz included data that showed women who were treated with radiation to the chest for childhood cancer had a greater chance of developing breast cancer that was similar to women who had BRCA1/2 mutations. The study was revealed...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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