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A 21-year-old member asked:

i had a neuroblastoma as an infant, what are the side effects as an adult from the cancer and chemo?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Chronic problems: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2728747/ this report will tell you and your doctor everything. You have a higher chance of chronic problems with your hormones, bones, muscles, and nervous system. You also have a higher chance of getting another cancer during your life. And just remember you survived bad cancer and tough treatment at a very young age, so it was worth it!
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Mild: A lot depends on the teatment. If radiation was used ine can have growth defects of the spine resulting in scoliosis, kyphosis. There is also a delayed risk of latter solid tumors as a side effect of the chemo therapy used. This is the reason that one should have ongoing followwup.
Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Congratulations: Traetments then are likely very different than the treatments now. It would be hard to forecast the possible effects, until you and your healthcare team knows your initial treatments. If you know where you had your treatments, you (or your healthcare team) can gather your treatment summaries. This will list alle the chemo/doses, radiation/doses and surgeries. Local pediatric hospital will help.

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A 20-year-old female asked:

I had UTI and while I was getting treated I was bleeding a lot, like a normal period, but is that normal? I had my period a week before I had uti.

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Dr. Annette Fineberg
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No: Treating a UTI should not cause vaginal bleeding. Sometimes a UTI can cause some blood in your urine but it is usually not heavy. It is possible the symptoms felt like a UTI but were from some other cause.

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