Late deaths after treatment for childhood cancer.

  title={Late deaths after treatment for childhood cancer.},
  author={Michael M. Hawkins and Judith E. Kingston and L. M. Kinnier Wilson},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={65 12},
An investigation of 749 deaths occurring among 4082 patients surviving at least five years after the diagnosis of childhood cancer in Britain before 1971 has been undertaken. Of the 738 with sufficient information the numbers of deaths attributable to the following causes were: recurrent tumour, 550 (74%), a second primary tumour, 61 (8%), a medical condition related to treatment of the tumour, 49 (7%), an traumatic death unrelated to the tumour or its treatment, 34 (5%), finally, any other… CONTINUE READING


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