Frequent Hospital Visits For Childhood Cancer Survivors

June 12, 2014 5:10 PM

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Frequent Hospital Visits For Childhood Cancer Survivors

Childhood cancer survivors were hospitalized more often and for longer duration, after many years of cancer treatment compared to general population, according to a new study. The problems were generally blood disorders.

"Our findings demonstrate that childhood cancer survivors face ongoing problems that can lead to hospitalization, even for those who are decades past their original cancer diagnosis. This can negatively impact their quality of life," said Anne C. Kirchhoff, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatric...

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