Survive and Thrive

The Children's Mercy Section of Oncology has created the Survive & Thrive Program to provide specialized services for childhood cancer survivors. 

Survive and Thrive Services

The program offers comprehensive medical and emotional care, education on late effects of cancer treatment, and recommendations for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The team follows the Children’s Oncology Group’s Long-term Follow-up Guidelines for Survivors of Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adult Cancers to make recommendations for long-term monitoring for potential late effects of treatment. The program also works with survivors to prepare for transition of medical care to adult providers.
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Treatment for Late Effects

Late effects may occur between two to five years after completion of treatment, but other late effects may not show up until more than 10 years after treatment.
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Who is eligible to attend the Survive & Thrive Clinic?

Patients who may take part in the clinic:

  • Diagnosed with cancer at least five years ago
  • Have been off therapy for at least two years
  • Are currently in remission
  • Those over 18 years of age, even if above criteria are not met so we can assist with transition of medical care

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