Study: Survivors more prone to cancer

The death rate from cancer among Israeli Holocaust survivors is higher than among their contemporaries who immigrated before World War II, according to University of Haifa School of Public Health researchers who examined cancer incidence in Holocaust survivors in the most comprehensive study of its kind.

Survivors who were children during the Holocaust were found to be at a higher risk for cancer than those who were older during the war. In addition, survival of cancer among Holocaust survivors was slightly lower than among cancer patients who did not go through the Holocaust.