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Late Effects of Childhood Cancer by Hamish Wallace
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Bringing together information on all aspects of the long term effects of treatment for cancer during childhood in a single comprehensive volume, this book is international and multidisciplinary in perspective. Structured according to complication rather than original site of malignancy for ease of reference, it has summary boxes and annotated references are throughout.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Neurological and special senses: neurological permanent handicap; neuropsychological ocular complications; hearing impairment. Part 2 Second primary cancers: epidemiology; genetic susceptibility and family cancer syndromes. Part 3 Cardiovascular complications: chemotherapy to include prevention strategies; late effects of radiotherapy on the heart and blood vessels. Part 4 Respiratory complications (CT and RT): urological complications; renal; bladder. Part 5 Gastrointestinal, hepatic and related complications: body composition and obesity; models of obesity and predictive factors; gastrointestinal complications; hepatic complications; craniofacial development, teeth, and salivary glands. Part 6 Endocrine and fertility effects: neuroendocrine thyroid disorders; ovarian, uterine/endometrial effects; testicular effects; pregnancy outcome. Part 7 Musculoskeletal complications osteoporosis: bone and collagen turnover; limb salvage, amputations and scoliosis; late effects after bone marrow transplantation. Quality of life: quality of life and body image; skin and hair; legal issues US perspective; UK perspective; healthy lifestyle and prevention strategies. Part 8 Strategy for long-term follow up: US perspective; UK perspective.

Author Biography

W Hamish B Wallace Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, Department of Child Life and Health, Developmental and Reproductive Scieces, Unoversity of Edinburgh; and Departments of Paediatric Haematology & Oncology, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh Daniel M Green Pediatric Oncologist, Department of Pediatrics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York; and Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, USA
Release date NZ
December 26th, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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