Childhood cancer burden: a review of global estimates

This Review analyses 4 studies of the global cancer burden that included data for children and adolescents, with the aim that these data could help stakeholders to develop plans for national and institutional cancer programmes.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Last February, Weight Watchers set off a firestorm when it announced it would offer its weight-loss program, for free, to teens ages 13 to 17. It angered many parents, as well as eating-disorders experts who felt it could give rise to obsessive and unhealthy behaviors in adolescents. WW—as the company rebranded itself last September—refused to shrink from the criticism, says CEO Mindy Grossman. “It actually strengthened our resolve and made us offensive.” Now, WW is doubling down: On Aug. 13, the company rolled out Kurbo by WW, a free nutrition and weight-loss app for kids as young as 8, and up to 1...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Weight loss Source Type: news
ConclusionDespite the weak levels of evidence, successful and effective implementation of these recommendations should improve LTFU, thereby leading to better access to appropriate healthcare services and an improvement in health outcomes for CAYA cancer survivors.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsTo improve health outcomes and quality of survivorship of current and future survivors, continued age-adapted education of survivors about the cancer, its treatment, risk of late effects, importance of health behaviours, and necessity of LTFU is important along the cancer and survivorship trajectory.
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Insight was sought in how a childhood cancer experience plays a role in daily life of adolescents and young adults (AYA) survivors.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 August 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Mikhail Fridman, Olga Krasko, Daniel Igor Branovan, Sviatlana Dabryian, Arthur Pisarenko, Chung Yau Lo, Alfred King-yin LamAbstractBackgroundThe aim of the study is to analyse the factors related to permanent surgical complications in children and adolescents with papillary thyroid carcinoma treated by total thyroidectomy with central and bilateral neck dissections.MethodsChildren and adolescents aged ≤18-year-old at presentation with papillary thyroid carcinoma during the years 1988–2010 underwent thyroid and l...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
This article reviews the current literature on fertility preservation in adolescents, young adults, and prepubertal patients. Recent findings Sperm banking remains the gold standard for fertility preservation in adolescents and young adults. Testicular sperm extraction and electroejaculation may also be utilized in patients that are unable to produce a semen sample. Fertility preservation options for prepubertal patients remain experimental but recent data illustrate the potential to restore spermatogenesis using spermatogonial stem cells. Summary Fertility risk and fertility preservation options for pediatric patien...
Source: Current Opinion in Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: PAEDIATRIC URO-ONCOLOGY: Edited by Manuela P. Hiess Source Type: research
ConclusionThe Childhood Cancer International Europe Survivors Network call for action: We need the support of politicians and our health care systems to make sure that every single survivor gets the long-term care that they need. So #RaiseYourHands4Survivors and help us close the gap!
Source: Memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionConsistent with prior literature, our study suggests behavioral reproductive research prior to cancer treatment can offer direct benefits to participants and society, without increasing burden. These findings will inform future interventions to improve long-term psychosocial and reproductive outcomes for youth with cancer.
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Background: Re-testing for GH secretion is needed to confirm the diagnosis of GH deficiency (GHD) after adult height achievement in childhood-onset GHD (COGHD). Aim: To define the cut-off of GH peak after retesting with GH-releasing hormone plus arginine (GHRHarg) in the diagnosis of permanent GHD in COGHD of different etiology. Patients and methods: Eighty-eight COGHD (median age 17.2 y), 29 idiopathic GHD (IGHD), 44 cancer survivors (TGHD) and 15 congenital GHD (CGHD) were enrolled in the study; 54 had isolated GHD (iGHD) and 34 had multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies (MPHD). All were tested with insulin toleranc...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
In conclusion, peripartum cardiac dysfunction is an uncommon but potentially serious complication in long-term survivors of paediatric and AYA malignancies previously treated with cardiotoxic therapies. Peripartum cardiac assessment is strongly recommended for at-risk patients.
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo estimate the population-based incidence of HPV vaccination after childhood cancer.MethodsPediatric and young adult cancer survivors identified in the institutional Comprehensive Cancer Center registry were linked to the North Carolina Immunization Registry (NCIR). Initiation and completion of any HPV vaccine was evaluated in survivors born between 1984 and 2002 with an NCIR record by December 2014. Descriptive statistics and Kaplan-Meier estimates of cumulative incidence were stratified by sex and age at eligibility for vaccine. Cox proportional hazards were conducted and stratified by sex.ResultsAmong 87...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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