Children who have survived cancer develop cerebrovascular disease

Author(s): Pater Jensen

Sadly, irradiation is linked to adverse effects like stroke and other forms of cerebrovascular disease (CVD). Guidelines for screening survivors at risk for persistent or late squeal of cancer therapy have been developed by the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). This review outlines the specific patient groups at risk for early-onset stroke and provides a summary of the pathophysiology and relevant manifestations of radiation-induced cardiovascular disease. The reader will be informed that the COG monitoring recommendations are available, and when applicable, specific recommendations for screening and treatment will be highlighted