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Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer

Urinary System

Kidney

Certain chemotherapy drugs increase the risk of kidney late effects.

The risk of health problems that affect the kidney increases after treatment with the following:

The following may also increase the risk of kidney late effects:

Late effects that affect the kidney may cause certain health problems.

Kidney late effects include the following:

Possible signs of kidney late effects include changes in urination and swelling of the feet or hands.

These symptoms may be caused by kidney late effects:

Sometimes there are no symptoms in the early stages. Symptoms may appear as damage to the kidney continues over time. Other conditions may cause the same symptoms. Talk to your doctor if you have any of these problems.

Certain tests and procedures are used to detect (find) and diagnose health problems in the kidney.

These and other tests and procedures may be used to detect or diagnose kidney late effects:

Talk to your doctor about whether you need to have tests and procedures to check for signs of kidney late effects. If you do, find out how often they should be done.

Health habits that promote healthy kidneys are important for survivors of childhood cancer.

Childhood cancer survivors who had all or part of their kidney removed should talk to their doctor about the following:

Bladder

Surgery to the pelvic area and certain chemotherapy drugs increase the risk of bladder late effects.

The risk of health problems that affect the bladder increases after treatment with the following:

Late effects that affect the bladder may cause certain health problems.

Bladder late effects include the following:

Possible signs of bladder late effects include changes in urination and swelling of the feet or hands.

These symptoms may be caused by bladder late effects:

Other conditions may cause the same symptoms. Talk to your doctor if you have any of these problems.

Certain tests and procedures are used to detect (find) and diagnose health problems in the bladder.

These and other tests and procedures may be used to detect or diagnose bladder late effects:

Talk to your doctor about whether you need to have tests and procedures to check for signs of bladder late effects. If you do, find out how often they should be done.