About 80 percent of children and young adults with cancer will survive. Unfortunately for many children, surviving cancer is only half of the battle.
Childhood cancer survivors require specialized, long-term follow-up care. Sometimes a patient's treatment can impact their health and quality of life for years to come. Effects of treatment may include learning disabilities, growth and physical maturity complications and more.
Identifying and treating these problems early helps cancer survivors lead a full life, including school, work and a family of their own. So, any survivor of childhood cancer who has been off treatment for two years should be enrolled in a cancer survivorship program.
Our team of healthcare providers offers a Survivor Toolkit that helps cancer survivors be their own advocate.