Long-term Care for Cancer Survivors


Texas Children's Cancer Center is leading the way in long-term care for pediatric cancer survivors.

Maria Monica Gramatges, MD, PhD

"Our job doesn't end when a child rings the bell to celebrate the end of treatment," said Dr. Monica Gramatges. "We have a fabulous Long Term Survivor Program that sees children with any cancer diagnosis that were treated at any institution. We start seeing them about two years after the end of treatment and then we follow them lifelong, so we're one of the few programs in the country that continues to see survivors into adulthood."

World-class experts and researchers making a difference. Faculty at Texas Children's Cancer Center developed the Passport for Care.

"Passport for Care essentially gives you a road map for survivorship care and so that you can know exactly what your risks are and when you need to get screened. We have over 50,000 survivors in that system and we're using it worldwide," said Gramatges.

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