Late Effects of Treatment for Brain Tumors reviews the development of the medical team's awareness of late effects with an overview of brain tumor survivorship. It reviews by topic and by organ system, educates, and provides guidelines for follow up and interventions for survivorship. Advocacy for survivors and models for the importance of coordinated late effects programs are also discussed.
"Advances in cancer therapy have resulted in a dramatic increase in long term survival for patients with a spectrum of cancers. For this reason treatment complications and risk for second malignancies have become critical issues for many individuals. In this text, leading investigators in the field address current knowledge and future research initiatives associated with cancer survivorship."
Steven T. Rosen, M.D.
Written for: Oncologists, Pediatricians, Neurosurgeons
- brain tumors
Table of contents
Section I: Overview of Brain Tumor Survivorship.- Introduction to Brain Tumor Survivorship and Historical Perspective.- Late Effects of Neurosurgery.- Late Effects of Radiation Therapy to the CNS.- Chemotherapy Late Effects.- Late Effects of Stem Cell Transplantation in Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors.- Effect of Cancer Treatment on Neural Stem and Progenitor Cells.- The Pediatric Brain Tumor Late Effects Clinic.- Section II: Medical Late Effects of Brain Tumor Treatment.- Neurological Complications in Adults.- Neurological Complications in Children.- Strokes in Childhood Cancer Survivors.- Endocrine late effects: Manifestations and Treatments.- Ocular Consequences and Late Effects of Brain Tumor Treatments.- Hearing Complications.- Reproductive Health Issues in Survivors of Childhood and Adult Brain Tumors.- Cancer Predisposition Syndromes.- Secondary Neoplasms Following Treatment for Brain Tumors.- Section III: Psychosocial Implications of Brain Tumor Survivorship.- Neuropsychological Impact of Treatment of Brain Tumors.- Psychological and Social Impact of being a Childhood Brain Tumor Survivor.- Psychological and Social Impact of being an Adult Brain Tumor Survivor.- Academic Issues: Special Education and Related Interventions.- Caregiver and Family Issues for Brain Tumor Survivors.- Section IV: Additional Topics.- Healthy Lifestyle Choices after Cancer Treatment.- Integrative Oncology as Part of theTreatment for Brain Tumors.- Legal issues and Laws Relevent to Brain Tumor Survivors.- Pathways to Brain Tumor Advocacy.- Screening for Late Effects in Brain Tumor Survivors.- Support Organizations, Resources, and Relevent Websites.- Index.