Some Childhood Cancer Survivors May Face Subsequent Renal Problems
(Ivanhoe Newswire) –Adult survivors of childhood cancers who had certain chemotherapy treatments or kidney surgery had worse kidney function that did not recover over time. Now, researchers say that because of this, they may be at a higher risk for premature renal failure.
Renée Mulder, PhD, Emma Children’s Hospital/Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and colleagues identified over 1,000 study participants. Participants were 18 years of age or older, and were followed for 5 to 42 years after diagnosis and treatment. Researchers investigated the effect of kidney-damaging treatments on kidney function over time, and found those who were treated with ifosfamide or cisplatin and those who had nephrectomy had higher glomerular dysfunction.
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SOURCE: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, September 2013
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