Akron Children's Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders established the Cancer Survivorship Program to help minimize or cure potential problems, or late effects, caused by childhood cancer and/or its treatments. Read More...
U.S. News & World Report ranks Akron Children's Cancer Program one of the best among children's hospitals nationwide.
More than 70% of children with cancer will be cured.
Many childhood cancer survivors experience late effects of cancer or cancer treatments, including impaired fertility and lung function, heart conditions, learning disabilities and joint problems, to name a few.
While advances in treatment cure more than 70 percent of children with cancer, many survivors experience some type of late effect or problem related to the cancer treatment or from the cancer itself. These effects include:
The Childhood Cancer Survivorship Clinic at the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders helps to minimize or cure potential problems through regular screenings, individualized care, and access to the most current information and research.
The clinic also helps patients make the transition to adulthood and serves as a resource for their primary care physicians. Any childhood cancer survivor who has been off treatment for two years is eligible to participate, up to the age of 35.
Our program includes a team of oncologists, social workers, psychologists, audiologists, physical therapists, nutritionists, geneticists and other medical specialists.
We provide regular screenings for late effects of cancer and/or cancer treatments, and offer individualized treatment plans. Any childhood cancer survivor who has been off treatment for 2 years is eligible to participate in our survivorship program, regardless of age.
We also help childhood cancer survivors make the transition to adulthood and serve as a resource for their primary care doctor.
Our program offers:
Akron Children’s Hospital is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), the world's largest childhood cancer research entity. Our goal is to cure and prevent childhood and teen cancer - and late effects - through scientific discovery.
As a member, our Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders participates in National Cancer Institute-approved treatment protocols.
Membership in the COG ensures that caregivers follow the same protocols of care, whether the patient lives in Akron or another city across the country.
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