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Korean J Gastroenterol 2019; 74(4): 193-196  https://doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2019.74.4.193
Second Primary Cancer after Treating Gastrointestinal Cancer
Jeong Youp Park
Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Jeong Youp Park, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Korea. Tel: +82-2-2228-1982, Fax: +82-2-393-6884, E-mail: SENSASS@yuhs.ac, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0110-8606
Received: September 18, 2019; Revised: October 2, 2019; Accepted: October 2, 2019; Published online: October 25, 2019.
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Abstract
Advances in diagnosis and therapeutic technologies have brought increased life expectancy for most cancers, but paradoxically it also has increased the risk of second primary malignancies. Cancer survivors have a higher risk of developing cancer than the general population. This suggests that more studies are needed to develop screen and management programs for cancer survivors, especially patients with gastrointestinal cancers, which are the most common cancers in Korea.
Keywords: Neoplasms; Secondary primary; Gastrointestinal neoplasms


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