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A Child with Cancer, and Difficult Choices

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A Child with Cancer, and Difficult Choices

Children's Health

A Child with Cancer, and Difficult Choices

A Child with Cancer, and Difficult Choices

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A recent study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, reports that more than 1/3 of childhood cancer survivors can expect to have a life-threatening illness or serious chronic disease by the age of 45. A childhood cancer survivor talks about his experience and reaction to the results of this study, and doctors discuss how these future health problems can be avoided.

Matt Gerson, music business executive; diagnosed with a stomach tumor as a child, had treatment from age 10 to 13

Philip Rosoff, chief of pediatric hematology-oncology, Duke University Medical Center; director of the Young Cancer Survivors program

Aziza Shad, chief of the pediatric hematology, oncology division, Georgetown University Hospital; assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University

Craig Lustig, executive director, Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy