Publications in: “14/05/2018”

Impact of late radiation effects on cancer survivor children

“[…]Children survivors of cancer treatment were exposed to several late effects on adulthood, such as hypothyroidism, GH deficiency, obesity, diabetes mellitus, infertility, hearing loss, different organ dysfunctions, such as lung, heart, kidney and bladder, in addition to development of a second neoplasm. Thus, we emphasize the importance of early and regular follow-up of patients exposed to radiation during childhood, even at low doses, in order to enable diagnosis and treatment of these side effects, leading to better quality of life.” […]