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.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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