Surveillance of second cancer after previous childhood cancer treatment
Sally K Ng, Sean Mackay, John F Seymour
AUSTRALIAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE GENERAL PRACTITIONERS | Published : 2007
BACKGROUND: With the introduction of new therapeutic strategies, the survival of children and adolescents with cancer has increased dramatically. However, cancer survivors often experience late effects from their cancer treatment. OBJECTIVE: A case study is presented that highlights the wide range of issues that may be encountered in young cancer survivors and underscores the necessity of continued follow up in this group of patients. DISCUSSION: Risk factors and the recommended surveillance of second cancer in this group of patients are discussed.