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Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2014 Apr;14(4):363-6. doi: 10.1586/14737140.2014.882234. Epub 2014 Feb 9.

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

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Hematology and Pediatric Onco-Hematology Department, Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano, Italy.


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.

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