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Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Raises Risk Of Heart Disease Slightly
2013-03-15 09:09:17

Doctors have known for quite a while that radiation treatment for breast cancer increases a woman's risk of heart disease, but the extent of that additional risk was unknown. A new study, published in a recent online issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), further explains those risks.


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taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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