Korean J Pediatr.  2010 Apr;53(4):477-480. 10.3345/kjp.2010.53.4.477.

Late physical effects of childhood cancer survivors

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. cord@hanyang.ac.kr

Abstract

Advances in research and medical and supportive care have contributed to a growing population of adults formerly treated for childhood cancer. History of cancer and its therapy can have significant life-long health implications. Late effects of cancer therapy can be insidious on onset, occur outside the pediatric age, and contribute to premature morbidity and mortality. In this review, I have focused on the key long-term effects of pediatric cancer therapy, particularly on the metabolic syndrome, including cardiopulmonary complications, infertility, and secondary neoplasm.

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Late effects; Childhood cancer survivors
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