Late effects on the urinary bladder in patients treated for cancer in childhood: A report from the children's oncology group

Michael Ritchey, Fernando Ferrer, Patricia Shearer, Sheri L. Spunt

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Abstract

Childhood cancer survivors who have had pelvic or central nervous system surgery or have received alkylator-containing chemotherapy or pelvic radiotherapy as part of their cancer therapy may experience urinary bladder late effects. This article reviews the medical literature on long-term bladder complications in survivors of childhood cancer and outlines the Children's Oncology Group Long-Term Follow-up (COG LTFU) Guidelines related to bladder function. An overview of the treatment of bladder late effects and recommended counseling for survivors with these complications are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-446
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Child
  • Late effect
  • Neoplasm
  • Urinary bladder
  • Urinary tract

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