Is health status impaired in childhood cancer survivors? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Summary of "Is health status impaired in childhood cancer survivors? A systematic review and meta-analysis."

An increase in survival rates of childhood cancer is associated with long-term health issues in survivors.


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Name: Critical reviews in oncology/hematology
ISSN: 1879-0461
Pages: 94-118


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