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The impact of a cancer diagnosis and the process of treatment are life altering for children and their families. Diagnosis of endocrine problems may occur at any stage in a child's cancer treatment including appearing years after the end of cancer treatment.
The endocrine system relating to hormones and function of the organs regulated by those hormones touches very broad areas of health in the body and is often impacted by cancer treatment. Damage from the silent presence of these problems may take years to appear.
Growth and puberty problems are a large part of the problems seen in the clinic with worrisome signs including:
Thyroid problems are also quite common with worrisome signs including:
Lastly, problems with bone health may occur leading to frequent broken bones or daily problems with bone pain.
The clinic offers a number of advantages from traditional endocrine clinic experience:
Future plans are to help cancer survivors and their families identify healthcare providers in their area who will ultimately assume ongoing endocrine care in the young adult cancer survivor.
Rare problems seen:
Common problems seen:
A recent study reported that roughly 60% of young adult cancer survivors have at least one chronic health condition as a consequence of their diagnosis and treatment.
Nearly 50% of those chronic health conditions are endocrine-related. Detecting and treating endocrine problems early is essential for good health and quality of life.
The children's cancer survivorship endocrine clinic helps children and their families:
When you bring your child to Cook Children's, you can trust that every aspect of your child's care will be delivered by an amazing medical team, clinicians and caregivers, that includes:
Most endocrinology tests and services are available without a hospital stay; however, children who are seriously ill may be admitted to Cook Children's Medical Center for specialized physician care and monitoring.
If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-7960.