Consensus-based recommendation for surveillance of cerebrovascular problems

This page is part of the PanCare follow-up recommendations for surveillance of late effects. Click here, for more information on these recommendations.

Who is at risk for and should be aware of cerebrovascular problems?

CAYA cancer survivors treated with

  • radiotherapy to a volume exposing the head, brain or neck, including TBI

What cerebrovascular problems might occur?

  • Carotid artery disease

  • Cerebrovascular accidents

  • Aneurysms

  • Cavernomas

What should be done if abnormalities are identified?

  • Discuss the importance of controlling cardiovascular and stroke risk factors (e.g. hypertension, overweight, diabetes, dyslipidaemia, smoking and physical activity)

  • Perform imaging as appropriate and/or refer to a neurologist, neurosurgeon or vascular specialist