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Late Effects Tracker

Managing Your Health 

Individuals who were treated for childhood cancers are at increased risk for developing a number of potentially serious health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease.

As part of the Life Clinic at Johns Hopkins, we work with patients to develop a fitness plan and have expert nutritionists to provide guidance about the right foods and eat and which ones to avoid. 

Late Effects

The most common late and long-term effects of leukemia and leukemia therapy are related to the kind of cancer you had or the specific treatments you received. Late effects often occur because the treatments used to kill cancer cells can sometimes damage or kill healthy cells.  To find out more about the most common late effects among childhood and adult leukemia survivors, you can search late effects by common leukemia type or by treatment.

 

An awareness of the late effects that you may experience will enable  you to take proactive steps to prevent or act early if they do occur. This involves seeing leukemia survivor health care specialists at the Life Clinic on a regular basis, reporting any changes in your health, and striving to maintain healthy habits. 

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