Endocrine Health in Childhood Cancer Survivors.

TitleEndocrine Health in Childhood Cancer Survivors.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
Authorsvan Santen HM, Chemaitilly W, Meacham LR, Tonorezos ES, Mostoufi-Moab S
JournalPediatr Clin North Am
Date Published2020 Dec

Endocrine late effects, including reproductive disorders and secondary thyroid cancer, have been reported in up to 50 %childhood cancer survivors (CCS) more than 5 years after treatment. Most endocrine disorders are amenable to treatment; awareness of symptoms is therefore of great importance. Recognition of these symptoms may be delayed however because many are nonspecific. Timely treatment of endocrine disorders improves quality of life in CCS and prevents possible consequences, such as short stature, bone and cardiovascular disorders, and depression. At-risk CCS must therefore be regularly and systematically monitored. This article provides a summary of the most commonly reported endocrine late effects in CCS.

Alternate JournalPediatr Clin North Am
PubMed ID33131540