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The complexity of bone health in paediatric oncology; a case series and literature review
  • Leonie Naeije,
  • Paul Hofman,
  • Mandy De Silva
Leonie Naeije
Starship Children's Health

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Paul Hofman
The University of Auckland Liggins Institute
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Mandy De Silva
Starship Children's Hospital
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No international standards include vitamin D levels at diagnosis or during treatment. It is included in the Children's Oncology Group long term follow-up guidelines. However, bone health complications can occur at diagnosis or during treatment as well. In this brief report, we illustrate the complexity of bone health complications. We recommend, given the potentially negative outcomes, the ease of treatment and its low cost, to identify vitamin D deficiency on diagnosis and check regularly while undergoing oncological treatment.