Problems of long-term survivors of childhood cancer
Almost half of persons who in their childhood have undergone treatment for cancer will in the adulthood develop long-term sequelae related to the treatment.Survivors of childhood cancer may suffer from different physical and psychological problems in later life. In addition to the disease itself and its treatment, many hereditary and environmental factors play a role in the development of problems in adult life. Whilst the child is still growing, the follow-up is carried out by a specialized hospital. Even thereafter, an individual follow-up plan according to the type of cancer and the treatment received is essential.