Childhood Cancer Survivorship Clinic

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...

Savelli Stephanie
Stephanie Savelli, MD
Director, Cancer Survivorship Program, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program and Divisional Education

Bodas Prasad
Prasad Bodas, MD, MHS
Director, Sickle Cell Program Pediatric hematologist/oncologist

Hord Jeffrey
Jeffrey Hord, MD
Director, Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders; Associate Chair for Subspecialty Practice Operations Past President, Medical Staff

Kuerbitz Steven
Steven Kuerbitz, MD
Director, Divisional Research Director, Stem Cell Transplantation

Patton Donna
Donna Patton, MD
Pediatric hematologist/oncologist

Talaizadeh Mohammad
Mohammad Talaizadeh, MD
Pediatric hematologist/oncologist

Jones Pamela
Pamela Jones, CNP, CPON
Coordinator, Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?
  • 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.


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Overview

Childhood Cancer Survivorship Clinic - Overview

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:

  • impaired fertility and lung function
  • heart conditions
  • learning disabilities
  • psychological problems
  • joint problems

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.

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What To Expect

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:

  • A review of your medical history, with recommendations for ongoing care. 
     
  • A complete medical evaluation, including a physical exam, lab work and any other necessary tests. 
     
  • An explanation of the cancer treatment received and any associated risks for late effects. 
     
  • A plan for improving overall health and quality of life, with a special focus on the prevention of any further health problems. 
     
  • Assistance with school, job and/or insurance issues. 
     
  • Ongoing support and education for physical, emotional or nutritional challenges that survivors may experience as a result of their cancer or cancer treatment. 
     
  • Access to the latest cancer late effects information and participation in research studies, if desired. Akron Children’s Hospital is a member of Children’s Oncology Group (COG), the world’s largest childhood cancer research organization. 
     
  • An individualized summary of the therapy you received to keep with you and share with other healthcare providers as needed.


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Research

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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Patient Family Resources

We know you must have many questions about your child's cancer or cancer treatment. We hope you find these articles helpful.

 

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Childhood Cancer Survivorship Clinic
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330-543-8580

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Akron Children's Hospital
Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders
214 W. Bowery Street
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-8580
Fax: 330-543-3220
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Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley
Center for Childhood Cancer & Blood Disorders
Beeghly Campus
6505 Market St., Building A
Boardman , OH 44512
Phone: 330-746-9522
Fax: 330-746-9523
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