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Our cancer survivor program provides health care to survivors of childhood and adult cancers, working together with your primary care provider. It doesn’t matter if you received your cancer or BMT treatment somewhere else – we provide follow-up care regardless of where – or when – you were treated.
Late Effects from Cancer and BMT Therapy
Late effects are medical conditions caused by cancer or BMT treatment. They may appear months or years after treatment ends. Late effects vary, and not all cancer or BMT survivors will experience late effects. The most common late effects are:
- Second cancers
- Cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) issues
- Bone problems
- Graft vs. host disease (BMT survivors)
- Infections from drugs that suppress the immune system
During your appointment, you will see a medical provider who specializes in treating cancer survivors. Your provider will:
- Review your health status and complete a physical exam if needed
- Screen for possible late effects of cancer treatment
- Assess your self-management practices and provide personally tailored resources designed to empower you to be a leader in your survivorship journey
- Provide you with follow-up care for any health-related issues
- Order tests or refer you to specialty providers if needed
- Work with you to create an individualized care plan which you, your family, and medical team can use as a guide for planning and coordinating your survivorship care
- Introduce you to the latest survivorship research opportunities
As a result of this visit you and your primary care physician will receive a summary of your treatment plan and recommendations for follow-up.
Cancer and BMT Survivors Eligibility
Adult cancer survivors:
- Eligible at the completion of cancer therapy.
- Some adult cancer survivors become eligible three or more years after treatment. Talk with your primary care provider to determine your eligibility.
- Additional long-term follow-up survivorship care as needed.
Adult BMT survivors:
- Three dedicated survivorship visits recommended within the first two years of transplant.
- We continue to provide comprehensive Survivorship care after 2 years through our Transplant Late Effects (TLC) Clinic. This is an annual, multidisciplinary, consultation visit to ensure you are achieving your health-related goals.
- Five years after a pediatric cancer diagnosis
- Three years after a blood and marrow transplant
Conditions We Treat
- Anal Cancer
- Appendix Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Blood Cancers (Hematologic Malignancies)
- Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer
- Brain and Central Nervous System Cancers
- Breast Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Gastrointestinal Cancers
- Genitourinary Cancers
- Gynecologic Cancers
- Head and Neck Cancers
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Multiple Myeloma
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome and Myeloproliferative Diseases
- Orbital Tumors and Inflammations
- Ovarian Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Rectal Cancer
- Skin Cancer
- Thoracic Cancers
- Uterine Cancer
- Vulvar Cancer