Many children and adolescents who have completed cancer treatment do not encounter any problems. However, some children and adolescents may develop ‘late effects’ of treatment – this means issues related to the treatment which can occur quite some time after treatment is complete. Going to a survivorship clinic or having regular check-ups with a paediatrician or general practitioner allows your healthcare team to monitor your child’s health and development. This enables early detection and management of late effects.
More information on the PICS Long term follow-up clinical service can be found here
We have developed a series of booklets as a general reference guide to identify and address the thinking, learning and behavioural/emotional difficulties children and adolescents may experience following treatment for cancer. It is important to remember, not all children and adolescents will experience difficulties. These booklets have been designed for teachers, parents and carers. There are three age related booklets in this series: