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Program Services

The Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program works with cancer-free patients who are at least three years from completion of treatment. We welcome patients treated at Valley Children’s Hospital as well as survivors who received their cancer treatment at other facilities.

Program services include:

  • Performing annual screenings to assess survivors’ health and development
  • Reviewing each survivor’s entire childhood cancer treatment history to determine specific risks, including:
    • all therapeutic modalities (radiation, chemotherapy, biotherapy, surgery, etc.)
    • cumulative doses of chemotherapy and radiation
    • complications or toxicities that occurred during therapy
    • personal medical history
    • current state of health
  • Conducting diagnostic testing to gauge potential for treatment-related medical problems
  • Coordinating referrals to other specialties (cardiology, endocrinology, pulmonology, etc) for management of known issues or for risk-based screening exams
  • Providing late effects education to equip survivors to identify associated health risks as they grow into adulthood
  • Informing patients and families of health issues common to survivors, including:
    • hormonal problems
    • learning difficulties and changes in school performance
    • obesity and low activity levels
    • alterations in growth and development
    • increased risk for secondary cancers
  • Conducting learning and vocational assessments
  • Providing dietary counseling, academic counseling, job training and information on academic scholarships
  • Offering social work services, when appropriate, to assist families in understanding their rights and the educational services available to children with learning disabilities
  • Collaborating with social workers to assist with transition to adult primary care providers for continued monitoring of late effects
  • Educating non-oncology medical providers on childhood cancer treatment late effects
  • Assisting with potential insurance obstacles