St. Jude LIFE study

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8:21 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Surviving Cancer As A Child And Battling The Effects Decades Later

Charles Landis shows the X-ray of his upper right arm from when he was 6 years old.
Michael Tomsic

Almost all children who survive cancer have at least one chronic health condition when they’re adults, and those conditions are often serious and undiagnosed.

Those are among the findings of a study that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital released this summer. Some of the survivors who took part in it live in the Charlotte area.

Charles Landis still has the X-rays from when he was six years old. At his house in Cornelius, he pulls one out of a folder.

“This is an old X-ray from 1977,” Landis said.     

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