Published: Aug. 26, 2011
Updated: Aug. 26, 2011
Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplant not only affect cancer cells, but also cells that are dividing rapidly as children grow. Because of this, some side effects from treatment of childhood cancers can crop up long after cancer treatment is ended.
It is a good idea to keep a record of all your child’s cancer treatments. Seeking long-term follow up by doctors experienced in late effects of treatment is important.
Late effects of cancer treatment may include: