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As a young adult who was treated for cancer in childhood, your health care needs are now more properly focused in an adult care setting, with a primary health provider who is either a family practice or internal medicine specialist. You should also know that there are a growing number of specialized programs for adult survivors of children’s cancer whose clinicians focus on long-term issues related to children’s cancer and its therapy. Whether you work with just a primary health provider or a provider and a long-term survivorship program, it is important for you and your team to be knowledgeable about your cancer and the treatment you received.
You can request information from the healthcare team and hospital that treated you for cancer that includes the following information, which will help you and your adult-healthcare team make the most informed decisions possible.
The First Month off TreatmentTwo to Six Months off TreatmentSix to Twelve Months off TreatmentOne Year off Treatment and BeyondLong-Term Follow-Up Care