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RC281.C4 - Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Issues
Alexandra Andrews

RC281.C4.R39.1 - Challenges for Childhood Cancer Survivors
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Childhood survivors are likely to develop severe and life threatening chronic health conditions such as congestive heart failure, ovaries and testes failure, second cancers and thought-process problems. Studies report an extraordinarily high incidence of late and often permanent complications following treatment with combination chemotherapy and ionizing radiation. The impact of some of these chronic health problems can be reduced with scheduled surveillance, screening, appropriate treatment, and lifestyle changes.
First appeared 2007-12-11; updated 2008-08-02
RC281.C4.R39.2 - Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survivorship
Ernest H. Rosenbaum, MD
Childhood and adolescent long-term survivor issues are late morbidity and mortality secondary to either recurrence of the primary disease, second malignancies, or toxicities from surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Healthy behavior and lifestyle modifications could potentially decrease the risk of comorbidities and help promote a healthier longevity.
First appeared 2009-08-31;

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