Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors: the Potential for Late Effects

Sara Bottonley, RN, MSN, CPNP Texas Children’s Cancer Center

The survival rate of patients with childhood brain tumors continues to improve. However, survivors are at risk for a variety of physical, medical, cognitive, and/or psychosocial late effects. These late effects may be directly related to the type, location and extent of the brain tumor itself or a result of treatment, which may include surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.

 



 

 

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