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Head, Neck Radiation Linked to Stroke Risk (Reuters) ... the neck increases the risk of stroke by damaging blood vessels that deliver blood to the brain is uncertain.......In five of six stroke patients who had a type of cancer called a parotid tumor, the stroke occurred on the side of the brain that had been treated with radiation....... significant increased risk of ischemic stroke in an irradiated patient population with head and neck tumors,~~~ Boogerd and his colleagues report.... - Feb 21 1:23 PM ET

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