G. TREATMENT-RELATED CONSIDERATIONS

141. The late effects of cancer treatment on the endocrine system result from damage to the hypothalamus pituitary axis and/or:

  1. Target organs (e.g., the thyroid, ovaries, testes)
  2. The cortical areas of the brain
  3. The chemical structure of key hormones (e.g., insulin)
  4. Epithelial tissue (e.g., blood vessel linings)

142. Growth impairment as a late effect of treatment for cancer occurs as the result of:

  1. Overproduction of thyroxine by the thyroid gland
  2. Deficient growth hormone release by the hypothalamus
  3. Primary hypothyroidism
  4. A disruption in pituitary control of several target organs

143. A patient who has finished treatment 6 months ago and is considered cured returns for a follow-up appointment. His major ...

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