Journal article

The late effects clinic in action: Ror survivors of childhood malignancy

Belinda A Campbell, Greg Wheeler, John F Seymour, David Ritchie, Natalie Goroncy

ACTA ONCOLOGICA | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Long-term survivors of childhood malignancy are a newly emergent patient group with a unique but wide range of survivorship issues. There are rising demands for long-term, medical follow-up and social support for this potentially vulnerable group. These demands stem from improving survival rates and the progressively increasing incidence of late physical, psychological and social sequelae. CASE-STUDIES AND DISCUSSION: The ideal method to facilitate this long-term followup is unclear, and faces the problems of health-care system limitations coupled with the paucity of outcomes-based research to guide evidence-based, clinical practice. We discuss how the Late Effects Clinic operate..

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