November 27, 2015
Survivors of childhood cancers who attend specialized survivor clinics for their long-term care into adulthood are less likely to visit a hospital ED than survivors who receive care from a family physician, according to results of a population-based, retrospective cohort study.
Eighty percent of children with cancer survivor into adulthood and are at risk for treatment-related adverse health outcomes. By age 50 years, more than half of childhood cancer survivors will have a condition that is considered severe, disabling or life-threatening, or, they will die prematurely, according to study background. Also, hospitalization risk is almost three times greater for survivors of childhood cancer than in the general population.