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Childhood Cancer Survivors Clinic

Children who have survived cancer are special. They've been through a lot both physically and emotionally. The Children's Cancer Hospital's Childhood Cancer Survivors Clinic helps pediatric cancer survivors overcome physical, psychological and developmental problems that may result from cancer or its treatments. Because we've successfully treated thousands of children and adolescents, we can predict the risk for many long-term side effects for the individual patient based on the treatments they received.  With this information we create individualized monitoring and treatment programs to minimize the impact.

More people are surviving cancer than ever before, providing a unique opportunity to ultimately improve care for all cancer patients. As we treat childhood cancer survivors, the knowledge we acquire is being used to develop new strategies and interventions. This will permit everyone to have a fighting chance at a healthy, productive life.

You don't have to be an MD Anderson patient to take advantage of our long-term cancer care services. Regardless of the person's present age, we help anyone diagnosed with cancer before the age of 21 years and who has been out of treatment and cancer-free for at least two years.

Read our Survivor Stories

Services Provided

  • Complete history and physical examinations
  • Assessment of risks for late-effects based on individual’s cancer and treatment
  • Blood work, echocardiograms, X-rays, and other evaluations based on risks
  • Regular cancer screening
  • Summarized reports for you and  your primary care physician
  • Referral to medical specialists, neuropsychology, pain specialists, and rehabilitation if needed
  • Genetic counseling

MD Anderson Resources for Survivors

We can also give you information on community resources, professional services, rehabilitation options and more. For more information, call Dr. Joann Ater at (713) 792-6620, or contact us at the address below:

Childhood Cancer Survivors Clinic
The Children's Cancer Hospital at
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 87
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77030

Contact Us

Questions? Need help?
Want to request an appointment?

Call the Children's Cancer Hospital

713-792-5410

(Toll-Free) 888-543-2435

Or call askMDAnderson

1-877-632-6789


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