Pediatric oncologists also can help by making sure that patients leave their care armed with the information their adult doctor will need: the type of cancer they had, the treatment received, and the long-term health risks they face.
"Patients should be able to say, 'This is what I had, this is what I've been told, this is what I need to follow,'" Ginsberg said. "As pediatric oncologists, we must teach our patients how to advocate for themselves."
For more information on health guidelines for childhood cancer survivors, visit the Children's Oncology Group.
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