The Survivorship Care Gap: After Childhood and AYA Cancers, How to Keep Survivors in Follow-Up Care

September 25, 2013

child cancer patient with parent and caregiver
Most general practitioners do not know to look for late effects in childhood cancer survivors decades after treatment, Lisa Diller, MD, tells Oncology Times. As adults, patients may have no memory of what cancer treatment they received as young children. “This now-adult is left holding the reins of a very distant medical history that may have a significant impact on their quality of life and medical health in the future,” she says. “That's the gap.”

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