Once a survivor becomes an adult, it is important to think about moving care out of the pediatric setting. The thought of getting care outside of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia can be scary, since this is where you feel that people know you and your cancer history the best. We understand this fear and want to help with your transition.
When you are ready, our clinic will work with you to shift your follow-up care to adult-focused care providers. Depending on what kind of cancer you had and the treatment you received, you may be able to have follow-up care with a primary care provider in the community.
You may also be seen at The Abramson Cancer Center Survivorship Program, a program for young adult survivors of pediatric cancers.
If you no longer live in the Philadelphia area, we will work towards finding you a follow-up program closer to your home.