Our Survivorship Program welcomes all pediatric, adolescent or young adult cancer survivors no matter where you received your cancer treatment.
If you had cancer as a child, teen or young adult — even if it was years ago, your unique medical history may pose new or ongoing challenges to your continued health. At Roswell Park, we care about your well-being beyond treatment and want to see you enjoy a full and healthy life for years to come.
Why it’s important
Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments are harsh on the body, and young cancer survivors face a higher risk for late medical and psychosocial effects, such as:
- Secondary cancers
- Fertility issues (from radiation, surgery and alkylating chemotherapy agents)
- Heart problems (from anthracycline chemotherapy agents, such as Daunorubicin, Doxorubicin and Adriamycin)
- Bone marrow disorders that can affect your blood counts (from certain types of chemotherapy)
- Anxiety and distress
How we can help
Our survivorship team will develop a long-term personalized care plan according to your specific diagnosis and treatment history.
Medical and Preventive Care
We will help you schedule annual clinic visits, cancer screenings, surveillance and vaccinations, according to national evidence-based guidelines. In addition, we can manage any health conditions or treatment-related side effects.
You may benefit from these tests. We’ll help arrange the ones you need.
- Full-body skin check
- Bone density scan
Social Support and Guidance
We offer support groups, social events and one-on-one counseling to address post-treatment adjustment, anxiety, depression, stress, fertility and parenting.
Legal and Financial Assistance
We assist with returning to work or school, getting health and life insurance and completing an advance directive, a living will or a health care proxy.
For more information about our survivorship services, call 1-800-ROSWELL.