Radiotherapy uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. While this procedure has greatly improved the survival of cancer patients, we know that children are particularly sensitive to the side effects of radiation. It is therefore very important to better understand the possible long-term health effects of being exposed to radiation at a young age.
What is this study for?
Our aim is to investigate the long-term health effects of radiotherapy in children, in particular whether these patients are at higher risk of developing other diseases later in life. We also wish to evaluate their quality of life in the medium and long-term. The results of this study will help us optimise treatment plans for young cancer patients, reduce the risk of late toxic effects, and improve their quality of life.