Childhood cancer treatments may increase obesity risk later
the ONA take:
According to a new study published online early in the journal Cancer, researchers have found that certain treatments used to treat children with cancer may increase their risk for obesity later in life.
For the study, researchers analyzed data from nearly 2,000 cancer survivors previously treated for their disease at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, who had been diagnosed with cancer at least 10 years ago. Results showed that 47% of survivors who had received cranial radiation were obese versus 29.4% of those who had not received cranial radiation.
Researchers found that patients who were treated with cranial radiation plus glucocorticoids, such as prednisone and dexamethasone, had an increased likelihood of obesity. Patients who were younger at the time of diagnosis also had an increased risk for obesity.
The findings may help health care providers identify cancer survivors who are more likely to become obese and guide treatment selection in order to minimize long-term complications.
Certain treatments used to treat children with cancer may increase their risk for obesity later in life.
- More Than Half of Melanomas Are Self-Detected, Especially by Women
- Short-Term Intervention May Have Long-term Diet Effect in Hispanic Breast Cancer Survivors
- Low-Dose Sublingual Fentanyl Safe, Effective in Patients Receiving Lower Opioid Doses
- Childhood Cancer Linked to Poor Diet Quality in Adult Survivors
- New Research Identifies Potential Bladder Cancer Chemotherapy Side Effect
- Overall Benefits of Vaporized Nicotine Products Outweigh Harms, Says International Panel of Experts
- Sugar and Cancer: Mitigating the Affects of Diet on Cancer
- Nurse Residency Programs Can Impact Oncology Nursing Practice, Outcomes
- Implementing a Distress Screening Process for Cancer Patients
- Initiating Palliative Care in the Emergency Department
- Study Identifies Factors Associated With Infection-related Complications in ALL
- Immune Checkpoint-Related Neurotoxicity May Be More Common During Combination Treatment
- New Recommendations for Secondary Prevention of Cervical Cancer
- Nonadherence to Posttreatment Imaging Follow-up Common Among Breast Cancer Survivors
- HIIT Improves Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Patients With Resectable NSCLC
Sign Up for Free e-newsletters
Regimen and Drug Listings
GET FULL LISTINGS OF TREATMENT Regimens and Drug INFORMATION
|Head and Neck Cancer||Regimens||Drugs|