Long-term follow-up care for pediatric cancer survivors

Academic Article


  • Progress in therapy has made survival into adulthood a reality for most children, adolescents, and young adults diagnosed with cancer today. Notably, this growing population remains vulnerable to a variety of long-term therapy-related sequelae. Systematic ongoing follow-up of these patients, therefore, is important for providing for early detection of and intervention for potentially serious late-onset complications. In addition, health counseling and promotion of healthy lifestyles are important aspects of long-term follow-up care to promote risk reduction for health problems that commonly present during adulthood. Both general and subspecialty pediatric health care providers are playing an increasingly important role in the ongoing care of childhood cancer survivors, beyond the routine preventive care, health supervision, and anticipatory guidance provided to all patients. This report is based on the guidelines that have been developed by the Children's Oncology Group to facilitate comprehensive long-term follow-up of childhood cancer survivors. Copyright © 2009 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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  • Pediatrics  Journal
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    Author List

  • Feig SA; Gamis AS; Hord JD; Kodish ED; Mueller BU; Werner EJ; Berkow RL; Bhatia S; Casillas J; Hudson MM
  • Start Page

  • 906
  • End Page

  • 915
  • Volume

  • 123
  • Issue

  • 3