A 34-year-old member asked:
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why do doctors warn about late effects of childhood cancer treatment?

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Dr. Christopher Abel
26 years experience Pediatrics
Information: Most doctors want to give patients all the information in regards to their disease and/or treatment.
Answered on Jun 19, 2015
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Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
52 years experience Pediatrics
And, we don't want to be accused of witholding information (errors of omission) or worse, misleading (errors of commission).
Jul 17, 2012
Dr. James Ball
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Many late effects: Childhood cancer treatments have many effects that will not be recognized until later in life. These range from infertility to heart disease to secondary leukemias. The effects depend on which medications were used in the treatment for cancer initially. Many cancer have clinics set up to review a person's individual treatment for cancer and recommend a plan for following the potential effects.
Answered on Jan 28, 2017
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