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Do childhood cancer survivors have to take testosterone/estrogen shots as they get older?

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Dr. Jianhua Luo answered

Specializes in Pathology

No: Most human malignancies occur in advanced ages. However, several malignant tumors do happen in children, such as leukemia, medullary blastoma, neuroblastoma, seminoma, etc. Mary of these tumors are curable. There is no need for testosterone/estrogen shot to get to puberty, unless ovaries or testes were removed in the treatment process.

Answered 1/18/2014

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Dr. Weili Sun answered

Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Depends: The treatment of childhood cancer usually doesn't affect a children to enter puberty. However, many chemotherapy agents can affect fertility for childhood cancer survivors. Therefore, it is important to talk to the pediatric oncologist to find out what kind of chemo your child received and whether it could affect the fertility or not. The oncologist will direct you to specialist if needed.

Answered 10/23/2017

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