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Endocrinopathy after Childhood Cancer Treatment
     

Endocrinopathy after Childhood Cancer Treatment

by W. H. B. Wallace (Editor), C. J. H. Kelnar (Editor), P. E. Mullis (Contribution by)
 

Continuing advances in the management of childhood malignancies result in a rapidly growing number of childhood cancer survivors. However, many of them experience treatment-induced 'late effects' including a significant number of endocrine dysfunctions. In this book experts in the field of late effects of childhood cancer treatment offer clinical insight into

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Continuing advances in the management of childhood malignancies result in a rapidly growing number of childhood cancer survivors. However, many of them experience treatment-induced 'late effects' including a significant number of endocrine dysfunctions. In this book experts in the field of late effects of childhood cancer treatment offer clinical insight into pertinent issues such as the impact of cancer therapies on growth, puberty and hypothalamic and pituitary function, male and female fertility, obesity, and metabolic and bone problems. Multidisciplinary long-term follow-up of these patients is essential to monitor, treat and prevent morbidity. Therefore this volume is of great interest to pediatric endocrinologists and oncologists, adult and reproductive endocrinologists, primary care practitioners, nurses and nurse practitioners as well as others involved in planning and delivering the holistic care which this increasingly numerous and important group of patients requires.

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Reviewer: Laurie E. Cohen, MD (Children's Hospital Boston)
Description: Because of advances in the management of childhood malignancies, the majority of children treated for cancer survive into adulthood. This book describes the treatment-related endocrinopathies that occur over time in these patients.
Purpose: The purpose is to discuss the endocrinopathies that result from childhood cancer and its treatments, including the pathophysiology, investigative and management protocols, and follow-up strategies. The authors examine the evidence base while looking at controversies. Although there are many review articles on the subject, this comprehensive textbook is an important addition to the field.
Audience: It is aimed at clinicians who take care of long-term cancer survivors, including endocrinologists, oncologists, and general practitioners, and it fulfills that purpose. The authors have done research in the topics they discuss and many are recognized authorities in their fields.
Features: The book covers a multitude of endocrine late effects, including hypopituitarism, obesity/metabolic disorders, bone health, and testicular and ovarian function. What is notably missing, however, is a chapter on thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism and thyroid nodules and cancer. Strengths include discussions about normal physiology, limitations of diagnostic testing, limitations of research studies to date, assessment of evidence, and future directions.
Assessment: Due to its comprehensive review of the literature and assessment of the evidence, this is a high quality book. It should be a part of the library of any clinician taking care of survivors of childhood cancer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783805590372
Publisher:
Karger, S. Inc.
Publication date:
02/26/2009
Series:
Endocrine Development Series
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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