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Physical and social characteristics and support needs of adult female childhood cancer survivors who underwent hormone replacement therapy

AbstractBackgroundFemale childhood cancer survivors who develop gonadal dysfunction require female hormone replacement therapy (HRT) from puberty until menopause. However, the support provided in such cases has not been studied. We investigated the physical and social characteristics and support needs of adult female childhood cancer survivors who underwent HRT.MethodsForty-nine adult female childhood cancer survivors completed self-administered questionnaires. We compared the clinical characteristics, health status, and social conditions between a group that underwent HRT and a group that did not, and we surveyed support needs of the group that underwent HRT.ResultsThe median age of the subjects was 25.0  years (range 20−41). Twenty subjects (40.8%) underwent HRT. A significantly high number of those who underwent HRT also underwent radiation therapy (p 
Source: International Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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