The University of Illinois Cancer Survivors Clinic was established in 2009 to provide comprehensive evaluations and care to survivors of childhood cancer. These cancers include acute leukemias, brain tumors, lymphoma, sarcoma, neuroblastoma, Wilm’s Tumor, retinoblastoma and hepatoblastoma and can effect people from birth to age 30 or even older.
There are approximately 270,000 survivors in the U.S. with at least 7,000 living in the Chicagoland area. According to the Childhood Cancer Survivors Study, approximately 2/3 of the survivors have at least one chronic health condition with one 1/4 having three to four, some of which can be very serious. The Children’s Oncology Group (COG) has established Longterm Follow-up Guidelines for survivors of childhood cancer which are available here
. The University of Illinois Cancer Survivors Clinic provides a comprehensive evaluation based on these guidelines.
Following a comprehensive evaluation in the University of Illinois Cancer Survivors Clinic, the survivor will have a much better understanding of their past and present health, results from screening studies which are tailored to the survivor’s health history and significant information on ways to maximize and thus celebrate their survivorship.
For an appointment or more information call: 312-996-6145.