SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD CANCER


Long-term health problems secondary to childhood cancer or its treatment are common, and long-term monitoring for these secondary issues is important

It is important to document details of treatment of the original childhood cancer:

Potential secondary effects of cancer treatment:

Some specific recommendations are available at: http://www.childrensoncologygroup.org/disc/le/; As of 2011, these include that women who received radiation tx that poses a high risk for secondary breast Ca based on field and dose should start monthly breast slef-exam at puberty, have clinical breast exams Q1y until age 25 then Q6mos, and should have annual mammography or MRI at age 25 or 8y after initial therapy, whichever comes first.

(Sources include Core Content Review of Family Medicine, 2012)