The Annual BMT Long-Term Survivorship Clinic
Our Annual BMT Long-Term Survivorship Clinic provides follow-up care and information about how to protect your health over the long term. It is open to anyone who has undergone a blood stem cell or marrow transplant (BMT), even if the transplant did not take place at Roswell Park.
The clinic does not replace your regular follow-up clinic visits. It adds an extra level of care, monitoring you for health issues that can arise long after a transplant and providing you and the medical professionals who care for you with important information to keep you healthy as a survivor after a cancer diagnosis.
Among other services, members of the clinic team:
- Alert patients to changes in routine health-maintenance screening (e.g., mammograms) that may be necessary due to therapy.
- Remind patients about the need to be re-immunized against certain diseases and specify when it is safe to do so.
- Monitor patients who are at risk for premature (early) osteoporosis (bone weakness) due to treatment and other risk factors, and provide treatment recommendations for early osteopenia and osteoporosis.
- Screen BMT patients for dental problems that can develop after a transplant, and offer recommendations for long-term dental care, especially for patients who are receiving bisphosphonate therapy for osteopenia and osteoporosis.
- Recommend cardiac and pulmonary tests to identify heart and lung problems that may occur as a result of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
- Recommend specialty referrals as needed, for issues such as sexual health and assessment of memory and other neurologic (brain) functions that may have been affected by treatment.
Keeping Survivors on the Right Track
It takes David Felton three-and-a-half hours to drive to Roswell Park from his home in Hamilton, New York, for his visit to the BMT Long-Term Survivorship Clinic, but “I look forward to it every year,” he says. Read more of David's story.
The cost is the same as a regular clinic visit. We work with your insurance companies to provide this care.
Appointments in the annual BMT Long-Term Survivorship Clinic are available on Fridays.
Call 716-845-1444 and follow the phone prompts for the Annual Clinic.