Bone density in survivors of childhood malignancies.

  title={Bone density in survivors of childhood malignancies.},
  author={Richard C. Henderson and Chris D Madsen and Charles D Davis and Stuart Harrison Gold},
  journal={Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology},
  volume={18 4},
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess bone mineralization in survivors of childhood malignancies. PATIENTS AND METHODS Bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar spine was measured in 60 patients aged 5.5-20.1 years (mean, 12.4 years) who had no known disease 1.0-14.5 years (mean, 4.3 years) after completing treatment for a malignancy. The age-normalized BMD findings (Z scores) were correlated with multiple variables, including measures of growth and nutrition, type of malignancy, and… CONTINUE READING


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