Surviving Childhood Cancer

Patient Guide

A cancer diagnosis is upsetting at any age, but especially when the patient is a child. The care of children, adolescents, and young adults who survived cancer is complex. A 5-year survival rate is greater than 80%, but various therapies used to treat cancer can throw off the endocrine and hormonal system. It is important to know the early and late endocrine symptoms that may develop and possible effects following cancer treatment in survivors.

Developed for patients based on Hypothalamic-Pituitary and Growth Disorders in Survivors of Childhood Cancer, an Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline

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