The most important thing you can do as a childhood cancer survivor is stay healthy. That’s why we created the Long-Term Follow-Up clinic at the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada.
The Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic is intended to help childhood cancer survivors — no matter where they received their treatment — stay healthy far into their adulthood. This is particularly important for childhood cancer survivors, as many of the treatments that allow patients to beat cancer can also lead to specific health complications years in the future - often referred to as “late effects.”
The Long-Term Follow-Up clinic will educate each patient on specific risks from their treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Knowing these possible risks will allow patients to better monitor their health, address any complications early, and live a healthy and informed life.
Every patient of the Long-Term Follow-Up clinic will undergo a comprehensive visit and be seen by the following staff:
• Board-Certified Pediatric Hematology-Oncology provider
• Pediatric Neuropsychologist
• Social Worker
• Education Specialist
We provide health monitoring specific to your needs, based on a number of factors, including:
• Medical Exam
• Risk of Long-Term “late-effects”
• Type of treatment received
After utilizing the clinic, each patient will receive an important binder which will detail the specific treatment each patient received during their cancer treatment, as well as the specific future health risks that treatment may cause. This information is intended to help the patient be aware of risks and to share the information with future medical providers who will also need to be aware of these risks.
Patients are eligible for Long-Term Follow-Up services two years after their final cancer treatment. To make an appointment at the Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic call (702) 732-1493.
As a program of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, our services are provided whether or not a patient has medical insurance or the ability to pay for treatment. Our goal is that no patient is turned away for financial reasons. Click here for additional information on the Charity Care Program.
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