Caring for Life Clinic
Clinic is held two Wednesdays each month from 8-11am
The Caring for Life Clinic is designed specifically to help the survivors of childhood cancer.
- Detect and treat problems related to being a childhood cancer survivor
- Share ongoing research findings with childhood cancer survivors
- Provide health maintenance education about potential risks and preventive behaviors
- Provide information to school personnel and employers to meet the special needs of survivors
- Provide emotional support to both survivors and family members
- Empower survivors of cancer to advocate for their rights
- Facilitate transition of medical care to an adult care system
Childhood Cancer Survivor Clinics
Approximately 80 percent of children diagnosed with cancer will be cured, but occasionally the cancer and treatment will result in negative effects on growing bodies and developing minds. Also, the stress of the illness can leave a lasting impact on children and their families.
The Caring For Life Clinic was established in 1990 to meet the unique needs of our survivors. Working together with the Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Division, we provide social services, health psychology and specialty services as necessary. All patients will also receive a medical summary and recommendations for long-term follow-up.