The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Survivorship Program Health Links for cancer survivors were developed as a collaborative effort with recognized experts in the field of cancer survivorship. The Health Links were adapted in large part from the Children's Oncology Group Long-Term Follow-Up Guidelines for Survivors of Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adult Cancers, the Lance Armstrong Foundation's Cancer Support Resources and a variety of other sources that are cited through the Health Links.
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide more detailed information about issues facing cancer survivors, and where possible, recommendations for screening and management of late effects that may potentially arise as a result of therapeutic exposures used during treatment. These guidelines represent a statement of consensus from a panel of experts in the late effects of pediatric and adult cancer treatment. The recommendations are based on a thorough review of the literature as well as the collective clinical experience of the task force members, panel of experts, and multidisciplinary review panel (including nurses, physicians, behavioral specialists and patient/parent advocates). Implementation of these guidelines is intended to increase awareness of potential late effects and to standardize and enhance follow-up care provided to cancer survivors throughout the life span.
Inclusion on the following lists does not mean endorsement by FHCRC or SCCA. These health links provide general information; for specific guidelines and recommendations involving your cancer survivorship care, please contact your health care provider.