Helping Survivors of Childhood Cancer Stay Informed and Healthy
What are the benefits of a visit to the Clinic?
- If you were really young when you were treated for cancer, you probably don’t remember many specifics about your treatment. We will review all the information from your treatment so you are educated about your medical history. You will get a copy of your cancer treatment summary.
- You’ll learn about the possible late effects due to your cancer treatment. Late effects are any long-term complications of being treated for cancer at a young age. Examples include fertility problems, osteoporosis (weak bones), and skin cancer.
- You’ll learn about what screening tests can be done to find late effects when they are easy to treat.
- You may be referred to other specialists if a new medical problem is found.
Who should visit the Clinic?
- Any adult who was treated for cancer before turning 18.
- Anyone treated for a typical childhood cancer, even if they were over age 18 when treated. An example would be someone treated for osteosarcoma at the age of 22.
- The survivor’s parents, siblings, spouses, significant others, or children are welcome to come along to appointments.
Who will I meet at the Clinic?
Jennifer Wright, MD, is a pediatric oncologist trained in adult internal medicine and cancer late effects who evaluates each childhood cancer survivor. You will also have access to dietitians, social workers, fitness experts, or support staff you may need to see, just like every other patient at Huntsman Cancer Institute.