Today over 80% of children with cancer will become long-term survivors. However, therapies used to treat childhood cancers can damage normal tissues and cause health problems after therapy, which are called late effects. Late effects may develop soon after treatment or decades after diagnosis, therefore lifelong care for early detection of late effects is the best way to ensure health and quality of life. Keep reading the SurvivorCare 101 QuickFact.
For more in depth learning, complete the updated Survivor Care 101 and Cure is Not Enough continuing education modules.