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Late Effects Clinic

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As more children with cancer respond favorably to chemotherapy and radiation treatments, an increasing number require treatment for late effects of childhood cancer. About half of childhood cancer survivors are likely to develop some type of late effects or disability stemming from cancer or its treatment. Although children may tolerate acute toxicities of the body better than do adults, the growing child may be more vulnerable to the adverse late effects of cancer therapy, such as effects on growth, fertility and neuropsychological function.