In the past 30 years, researchers have found better treatments for kids with cancer. The 5-year survival rate for childhood cancer is 85%. As people live longer after childhood cancer, ongoing care is more important than ever.
Why UVA Children's for Your Childhood Cancer Survivor
The UVA Survivorship Clinic helps childhood cancer survivors stay healthy. We’re experts in providing the specialized care needed after childhood cancer.
Late Effects in Childhood Cancer Survivors
Late effects are health problems that a childhood cancer survivor can have months or years after treatment.
Possible late effects include:
- Heart and lung problems
- Delayed growth and development
- Changes in sexual development
- Learning problems
- Other cancers
The late effects your child might get depend on:
- The type of cancer they had
- The treatments used
- Their age at treatment
The earlier problems are found, the easier they are to treat. We're experts in finding and treating late effects. We’ll make a survivorship plan tailored to your child's needs.