When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the focus is often on treatment, but three out of five childhood cancer survivors experience late effects due to their treatment. These late effects are problems related to cancer treatment that occur or persist after treatment is completed. It is best to catch these early, so treatment can begin right away. When detected early, these effects can be managed. This makes ongoing follow-up care for children’s cancer survivors important.
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is proud that one of the many resources on our website is about late effects of treatment. In this section, at http://www.curesearch.org/Late-Effects-of-Treatment-for-Childhood-Cancer/, we offer practical suggestions for patients and their families to help detect and manage these late effects.