Late Effects of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment
The potential late effects following treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia depend on the therapy used and the age at which it was given, as well as many other factors.
There are several resources for survivors of childhood cancer. The Childhood Cancer Survivor Long-Term Follow-Up Guidelines, available at www.survivorshipguidelines.org, is a comprehensive set of healthcare screening guidelines designed for use by health care providers. In addition to the guidelines for healthcare providers, there is a series of Health Links that contain important information for patients regarding their long-term health. These Health Links cover a wide range of topics to assist patients in managing their ongoing health care. Your healthcare provider can review them with you.
Survivors of all cancers will benefit from learning more about the following topics:
- Reducing the risk of second cancers
- School and Learning Issues after Children’s Cancer
- Finding Appropriate Healthcare after Children’s Cancer
- Emotional Issues after Children’s Cancer
You can also learn about some of the more common issues of concern to survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia by clicking on any of the following:
- Avascular Necrosis
- Keeping your bones healthy after childhood cancer
- Endocrine problems after childhood cancer
- Thyroid problems after childhood cancer
- Dental problems after childhood cancer