Childhood cancer survival rates increase with focused treatments: study

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- While chemotherapy can save lives, it can also lead to long-term complications.

The complications have resulted in a move to make the treatment gentler for children and so far research shows the kids are responding well to it.

The treatment regimen includes giving children smaller, more targeted doses of radiation, avoiding certain drugs and altering the way chemo is given.

A new study, which tracked more than 34,000 childhood cancer survivors, showed that many of them survived and fewer suffered from the late-term effects.

ABC7 health reporter Denise Dador has more on the positive results of the study in the clip above.
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