The Long-Term Survivor Program
Children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer today are living longer than ever before. After treatment is completed and they grow older, they need specialized follow-up care to maintain their health and to monitor for potential long-term side effects or complications from their treatment. NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital features a dedicated Long-Term Survivor Program for your child.
The Center for Survivor Wellness provides long-term follow-up care to pediatric and adult survivors of childhood cancer. Participation is available to patients who have been treated at our hospital. Your child will benefit from the following services:
- Medical care to screen for complications.
- Nutritional guidance to support a healthy diet and reduce the risk of obesity.
- Education about how to live a healthy lifestyle, such as being physically active and avoiding tobacco use.
- Help with schoolwork to offset the cognitive effects of therapy.
- Infertility support, including fertility preservation if desired and featuring the expertise of our reproductive endocrinologists.
- Psychosocial support as needed.
Our team provides care for your child's lifetime. As your child nears adulthood, we can link him or her with specialists who provide adult health care and who are well versed in the special medical needs of people who were treated for cancer as children. This program enables your child to grow up to live the healthiest life possible.