late effect

Pronunciation: (layt eh-FEKT)

A health problem that occurs months or years after a disease is diagnosed or after treatment has ended. Late effects may be caused by cancer or cancer treatment. They may include physical, mental, and social problems and second cancers.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

2004-10-25 Date last modified: 2012-08-14Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood CancerEfectos tardíos del tratamiento anticanceroso en la niñez