A smaller number of survivors reported having a job last year, compared to those who had never had cancer.12.9 percent of cancer survivors reported having health limitations in their lives, compared to 3.4 percent of those who had not had cancer in childhood.
This group of long-term survivors reported missing an average of 69.3 days of work last year because of health problems.
The study suggests that the effects of childhood cancer are long term and that the medical community should pay special attention to health risks associated with childhood cancer survivors in all the time in which they live.
The children who survive childhood are more likely to have health more precarious, as they grow, a new study.
Our study suggests that adult survivors of childhood cancer deserve special medical attention and may benefit from interventions to improve their health and productivity, Dowling said in a press release.
Adult survivors were also more likely to report having health insurance, without additional private or military. They have a public health insurance, the authors say, can affect access and quality of care, because some doctors do not accept patients with public health insurance. In addition, some survivors may report less well than adults because they delay necessary care because of cost.
They analyzed information on 410 adults who had survived cancer as children as well as data on 294,641 adults who had not had cancer. They then compared the answers to a series of questions about their health and different ability to function.
Among those reporting problems with three or more years after diagnosis: 43.8 percent said they were limited in the amount or type of work they could do because of health problems related to cancer.
These limitations decrease the productivity of adults who survive cancer than younger, the study said.
They found that: The survivors were more likely to report their health as fair or poor, compared with adults who had not had cancer as children. Of those surveyed, 24.9 percent of adults who have never had cancer.
Problems in activities of daily life in the city by the survivors including problems with eating, bathing, dressing, or get in the bed or other furniture, use the bathroom and move into their homes.
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Researchers led by Emily Dowling, MHS, National Cancer Institute in which to measure the weight of the survivors could face from childhood to adulthood.
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The researchers say that adults who survive childhood cancer are more likely to be limited in their ability to work and faced with limitations in daily functioning, including eating, dressing and toilet.
The study is published in Cancer, a publication of the American Cancer Society.