cancer survivors may have late effects that affect hearing.
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Certain factors increase the risk that
hearing loss will occur.
The risk of hearing loss may be increased in childhood cancer survivors who received either of the following:
Risk may also be increased in childhood cancer survivors who were young at the time of treatment (the younger the child, the greater the risk).
Hearing late effects may be caused by treatment for certain childhood cancers.
Treatment for these and other childhood cancers may cause hearing late effects:
Central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Neuroblastoma. Head and neck cancers. Eyes
Childhood cancer survivors may have late effects that affect the eyes.
Eye late effects may include the following:
Bone growth problems around the eye socket that affect the shape of the child's face as it grows. Dry eye. Cataracts. Damage to the optic nerve and retina. Poor vision. Drooping eyelids. Eyelid tumors.
Certain factors increase the risk that damage to the eye or eye socket will occur.
The following may increase the risk of damage to the eye or eye socket:
Being younger than 1 year at the time of treatment. Tumor of the retina.
The risk may also be increased in childhood cancer survivors who had either of the following:
An eye removed by surgery. Radiation therapy to the eye or eye socket.
Eye late effects may be caused by radiation treatments for certain childhood cancers.
Radiation therapy for these and other childhood cancers may cause eye late effects:
Retinoblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, and other tumors of the eye. Central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Head and neck cancers.