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Advances in our understanding of cancer, and in our ability to detect and treat it, have led to greater survival rates. But experts have learned that sometimes cancer survival comes with a price and that, for many, life is never quite the same. Our survivorship center has educational and support programs in place to address the long-term physical and emotional needs of childhood cancer survivors, and to offer them the tools to live as fully as possible.
It is important to the Children's Ambulatory Blood and Cancer Program, Austin, Texas, to provide our patients with a continuum of care. After they have completed their treatment, and routine follow-up care, cancer survivors can continue to receive excellent clinical care at the Survivorship Center.
The Survivorship Center, Austin, Texas provides clinical care, patient education, research opportunities and social support services to patients who are 2 years from the end of therapy. The center and services are made possible by the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
As part of the survivorship program patients are given a thorough screening and health evaluation by our team – professionals who have dedicated themselves to learning about and dealing with survivorship issues. Patients are provided with their treatment summary that lists therapy and medical information related to the patient's diagnosis and any potential long term problems. The treatment plan includes recommendations for patients and their primary care providers, ensuring that patients stay as healthy and informed as possible. Treatment summaries are provided to the patient and their primary care provider.
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