Title

Psychosocial Follow-Up in Survivorship as a Standard of Care in Pediatric Oncology.

Year of Publication

2015

Number of Pages

S531-601

Date Published

2015 Dec

ISSN Number

1545-5017

Abstract

<p>Childhood cancer survivors (CCS) have a high risk of medical late effects following cancer therapy. Psychosocial late effects are less often recognized. Many CCS do not receive long-term follow-up (LTFU) care, and those who do are rarely screened for psychosocial late effects. An interdisciplinary team conducted a systematic review of qualitative and quantitative studies to assess social, educational, vocational, psychological, and behavioral outcomes along with factors related to receipt of LTFU care. We propose that psychosocial screening be considered a standard of care in long-term follow-up care and that education be provided to promote the use LTFU care starting early in the treatment trajectory.</p>

DOI

10.1002/pbc.25783

Alternate Title

Pediatr Blood Cancer

PMID

26700918

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