Radiation-therapy effects on bone density.

  title={Radiation-therapy effects on bone density.},
  author={John W Hopewell},
  journal={Medical and pediatric oncology},
  volume={41 3},
Only limited data are available on the effects of radiation-therapy on the mineral content of the bone of children treated for malignancy. The incidence of osteopenia varies between 8 and 23%, but confounding factors were the use of chemotherapy and the effects of prophylactic cranial irradiation. The factors influencing bone atrophy are no more clearly… CONTINUE READING