Dava Szalda, MD; Jill P. Ginsberg, MD
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Szalda D., Ginsberg J.; The Adult Childhood Cancer Survivor and the General Internist: Suggestions for Patient and Provider Education. Ann Intern Med. 2014;160:66-67. doi: 10.7326/M13-2718
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(1):66-67.
Childhood cancer survivors (CCSs) are entering the adult health care system in increasing numbers. Cure rates in pediatric oncology now reach 80%, and approximately 1 in 700 young adults is a CCS (1). Longitudinal follow-up of large cohorts of CCSs into adulthood has shown that they are 3.3 times more likely than age-matched control participants to have chronic health conditions (2). These conditions include end-organ damage, such as cardiac, pulmonary, and thyroid dysfunction secondary to cytotoxic treatments, during childhood. Childhood cancer survivors are also at risk for secondary cancer, such as thyroid, breast, and colon cancer, depending on previous exposures and genetic predispositions (2).
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