TABLE 4.1 Causes of Death in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study Cohort

Cause of death

Number of deaths

Percent of deaths

Total

1,848

100.0

Recurrence

1,246

67.4

Treatment-related consequences

394

21.3

Subsequent neoplasm

235

12.7

Cardiac

83

4.5

Pulmonary

33

1.8

Other sequelae

43

2.3

Non-treatment related

208

11.3

External causes

94

5.1

Medical conditions

114

6.2

 

SOURCE: Adapted from Mertens et al., 2001.

FIGURE 4.3 Cumulative cause-specific mortality (Childhood Cancer Survivor Study).

NOTE: SMN = second malignant neoplasm.

SOURCE: Mertens et al., 2001. Reprinted with permission of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.



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