Late Effects of Pediatric Cancer, Endocrine

Childhood cancer survivors are at risk for endocrine abnormalities from cancer treatment. Endocrine disorders are the most common abnormality after chemotherapy and/or radiation. Many survivors face a growing number of endocrine problems many years after successful completion of treatment.

Examples of common endocrine disorders after childhood cancer therapy include:

  • growth hormone deficiency
  • thyroid disorders
  • abnormal gonadal function
  • poor bone health
  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • thyroid malignancy

Survivors, particularly with a history of complex cancer therapy, benefit from expert and experienced medical providers who are familiar with treating expected endocrine abnormalities after childhood cancer therapy.

Reviewed by Sogol Mostoufi-Moab, MD, MSCE

Providers Who Treat Late Effects of Pediatric Cancer, Endocrine