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Why do doctors warn about late effects of childhood cancer treatment?

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Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ball
Dr. James Ball
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In brief: Information

Most doctors want to give patients all the information in regards to their disease and/or treatment.

In brief: Information

Most doctors want to give patients all the information in regards to their disease and/or treatment.
Dr. Christopher Abel
Dr. Christopher Abel
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Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
And, we don't want to be accused of witholding information (errors of omission) or worse, misleading (errors of commission).
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