You’ve survived leukemia – so now what?
Whether you’ve just finished your last round of chemotherapy or you’ve been cancer-free for years, your long-term health care needs as a survivor are different from those of a “regular” patient. You may have had aggressive treatments to survive your disease—treatments that might cause health complications down the road. You may be looking for help in getting back to your school, your job, and your relationships as you move from cancer patient to cancer survivor. The Michael J. Garil Leukemia Survivors Program can help.
The Michael J. Garil Leukemia Survivors Program is comprised of two main components. The program's Life Clinic at Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center promotes the long-term health of patients who have survived childhood leukemia. Here, we chart patients' new course to living healthy again by developing a long-term plan for a strong body and sound mind. The program's research initiatives aim to better understand the reasons certain patients are predisposed to the long-term effects of cancer therapy, as well as how adverse late effects impact the lives of survivors.
The Survivor Program benefits from the same expertise and groundbreaking research and clinical programs that have made The Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center a world leader in cancer treatment. The Center is on the list of survivor follow-up care clinics recommended by the Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR). We’re also members of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the National Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Cancer Centers.