Why should survivors of childhood renal tumor and others with only one kidney be denied the chance to play contact sports?

Filippo Spreafico, Monica Terenziani, Marry M. Van Den Heuvel-Eibrink, Kathy Pritchard-Jones, Gill Levitt, Norbert Graf, Christophe Bergeron, Maura Massimino

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Abstract

Over the last few decades advances in the treatment of childhood and young adult cancer have greatly improved survival. As a result most children diagnosed with Wilms' tumor (the most common renal tumor in childhood) or other renal tumors become long-term survivors, living with surgically solitary kidneys. As physical activity is gaining credibility as a therapy enhancing well-being, encouraging cancer survivors do exercise during adolescence and adulthood is advisable. Discussing current evidence-based information would help to provide a framework for the harmonization of guidelines for sport participation of childhood and young adult renal tumor survivors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-366
Number of pages4
JournalExpert Review of Anticancer Therapy
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • athletic renal injuries
  • renal injuries
  • solitary kidney
  • sport activities
  • Wilms tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Oncology

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