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Endocrine consequences in young adult survivors of childhood cancer treatment

Abstract : Endocrine complications (particularly gonadal, hypothalamic-pituitary and metabolic) of childhood cancer treatments are common in young adults. Gonadal damage may be the result of chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Fertility preservation must be systematically proposed before initiation of gonadotoxic treatment if only the child is eligible. Hypothalamic-pituitary deficiency is common after brain or total-body irradiation, the somatotropic axis is the most sensitive to irradiation. Pituitary deficiency screening must be repeated since this endocrine consequence can occur many years after treatment. Hormone replacement must be prudent particularly in case of treatment with growth hormone or steroids. Metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular damage resulting from cancer treatments contribute to the increase of morbidity and mortality in this population and should be screened routinely even if the patient is asymptomatic. The multidisciplinary management of these adults must be organized and the role of the endocrinologist is now well established. (C) 2015 Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
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C. Leroy, C. Cortet-Rudelli, Rachel Desailloud. Endocrine consequences in young adult survivors of childhood cancer treatment. Annales d'Endocrinologie, Elsevier Masson, 2015, 76 (S, SI), pp.S29-S38. ⟨10.1016/S0003-4266(16)30005-1⟩. ⟨hal-03555808⟩

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