We welcome 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.
To make an appointment or find out more about the Survivorship Center, please call 1-877-ASK-RPCI. Don't forget to check out our Adolescent and Young Adult support groups and activities.
How We Can Help
Our new Survivorship Center is designed for people who have survived cancer at a young age. Our team will develop a long-term personalized care plan according to your specific diagnosis and treatment history, and based on national evidence-based guidelines.
Medical and Preventive Care
We help you schedule annual clinic visits, cancer screenings, surveillance and vaccinations, as well as manage any health conditions or treatment-related symptoms.
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.
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