Navigation Links
Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Never Marry
Date:10/8/2009

Certain forms of disease, treatment linked to greater likelihood of remaining single, study finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood cancer survivors are 20 percent to 25 percent more likely to remain unmarried than their siblings or people in the general population, a U.S. study has found.

"Many childhood cancer survivors still struggle to fully participate in our society because of the lasting cognitive and physical effects of their past cancer therapy," lead researcher Dr. Nina S. Kadan-Lottick, an assistant professor at Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center in New Haven, Conn., said in a news release from the American Association for Cancer Research.

She and her colleagues analyzed data collected on 10,000 adults who were treated for childhood cancer at 26 U.S. institutions. About 42 percent of them were married, 7.3 percent were separated or divorced, and 46 percent were never married, the researchers found.

"Our study pinpointed what aspects of the survivor experience likely contribute to altered marriage patterns: short stature, poor physical functioning and cognitive problems. These conditions are known to be associated with certain chemotherapy and radiation exposures," added Kadan-Lottick, who is also medical director of Yale's Health Education, Research & Outcomes for Survivors (HEROS) Clinic for childhood cancer survivors.

The likelihood of marriage varied depending on the type of cancer or therapy, the study authors noted. Brain tumor survivors were 50 percent more likely to never marry, while survivors of central nervous system tumors and leukemia were the patients most likely to stay single. In terms of therapy, those who received cranial radiation were most likely to remain unwed.

"While it can be debated whether marriage is a desirable outcome, marriage is generally an expected developmental goal in our society to the extent that most U.S. adults are married by the age of 30," Kadan-Lottick said. "Our results suggest that survivors of childhood cancer need ongoing support even as they enter adulthood."

The study appeared online Oct. 8 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about childhood cancer.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Association for Cancer Research, news release, Oct. 8, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Survivors of Childhood Cancer Less Likely to Marry
2. New study finds high rates of childhood exposure to violence and abuse in US
3. Most Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Healthy Babies
4. Pediatrics: Doctors Must Find Better Ways to Talk To Parents about Childhood Obesity
5. Daily Candy in Childhood Linked to Violence in Adulthood
6. Studies find few risks to newborn offspring of parents who are childhood cancer survivors
7. Training clinicians helps reduce rates of early childhood cavities
8. Northern California Cancer Center Finds Increased Risk of Most Common Form of Childhood Leukemia Associated With Residential Proximity to Agricultural Pesticides
9. Childhood Stroke More Common Than Thought
10. Presentation at Annual Meeting Highlights Increased Risk of Heart Failure in Childhood Cancer Survivors
11. Treating Childhood Leukemia With Fewer Side Effects
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension ... that it will receive two significant new grants to support its work to ... its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, ... treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic ... osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join ... wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase ... of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Georgia (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... awards today at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte ... have authored journal articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Puradigm® & Innovative ... has initiated cultivation and processing operations at its production facility, and opened its ... Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete system of proactive air and surface ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 According to a ... (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, ... Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & ... studies the market for the forecast period of 2016 ... 2.81 Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading ... and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced ... Series-A funding is led by Innova Memphis, followed ... other private investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate ... the market release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Any dentist who has made an ... current process. Many of them do not even offer this ... and high laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE able ... such a high cost that the majority of today,s patients ... Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: