Growth Disturbances in Childhood Cancer Survivors.

Affiliation

Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Department of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York, USA, [Email]

Abstract

Survival from childhood cancer has improved dramatically over the last few decades, resulting in an increased need to address the long-term follow-up and care of childhood cancer survivors. Appropriate linear growth is an important measure of health, with alterations of growth in children and short adult height in those who have completed growth serving as potential indicators of the sequelae of the underlying diagnosis or the cancer treatments. It is therefore critical that clinicians, particularly endocrinologists, be familiar with the patterns of altered growth which may be seen following diagnosis and treatment for childhood cancer. In this article, we will review the growth alterations seen in childhood cancer survivors, focusing on risk factors and considerations in evaluation and care.

Keywords

Cancer,Childhood,Growth in children,Short stature,