Five Things Pediatricians Should Know About Children Who’ve Had Cancer

February 17, 2015

Mayor Walsh with Brain Tumor Survivor

As survival rates for pediatric cancer continue to improve, more and more pediatric practices include children who have been treated for cancer, Kevin MD reports. Some patients are making the transition back to primary care after finishing their cancer treatment. Others are only a few years post-treatment and still being closely monitored for recurrence. Still others have survived five years or more and are considered cured. Whatever their circumstances, these patients can present challenges for primary care providers that range from early and late effects of treatment to emotional needs.

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