At Phoenix Children’s, we do more than just treat patients — we celebrate them. Our Survivor Clinic enjoys long-term relationships with patients as we guide them through the rest of their lives.

Our program encompasses clinical care, research and social support. We bring a health and wellness approach to offering patients expertise in the long-term effects of cancer therapy.

Once a year, a patient and their family meets with our team, which includes:

  • Oncology registered nurse
  • Oncologist or oncology nurse practitioner
  • Pediatric endocrinologist
  • Registered dietician
  • Social worker

During that visit, we’ll provide a full screening and recommendations based on survivorship guidelines tailored to each patient’s individual needs. These recommendations are designed to help manage side effects from a patient’s treatment, whether those side effects are short term or longer lasting issues.

Our comprehensive Survivor Program addresses the needs of:

  • Patients who are at least two years from the end of their cancer treatment
  • Patients who have been treated for any type of cancer or disease process that utilizes chemotherapy
  • Patients who have received their treatment at Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Patients who have received their treatment elsewhere

We meet with patients every year until they are 10 years from the completion of their therapy and 18 years old, whichever happens last. It’s important to us to celebrate survivorship and educate patients on how to follow up with their care as they transition into adulthood.

We offer one-time consultations for adults who have been treated for pediatric cancers, but have never had the benefit of survivorship care. Our team meets with each patient in a one-on-one setting to provide resources with information on future screenings needed and when, a reminder of markers to look for and expertise on continued health.

Our team makes sure to give each patient’s primary care provider a comprehensive, detailed written review of our consultation so that we can collaborate on the medical management of survivors. Patients also receive a copy of the consultation with a summary of our recommendations in easy-to-read language.