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Childhood Cancers and ADD/ADHD

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I am a former childhood cancer survivor whom has also been diagnosed with ADHD. Because of a recent bout of Bells Palsy, and the MRI to make sure it was viral, Residual scarring was present. Though the doctors cannot make a "definitive" claim, they believe this could be the reason for my ADHD. I was just wondering if anyone else that had to have Cranial Radiation Treatments have had this happen as a side effect.

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Joined: Jun 2003

I had my right eye and muscles removed in 1953. No radiation was done. But after a car accident in 2000, I had a head injury that caused me to have some symptoms of ADD. The cause may not be as important as the treatment. I will be on medication for the rest of my life since the accident. I wish you the best of luck.

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Yes on both accounts.

KarCar523's picture
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Yes i have both after getting radiation to my head neck and chest
You cant image how happy it makes me to know that i am not the only person this happened to.

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