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Survivorship Callenges

If you are a childhood cancer survivor, you already know the meaning of challenge. But for most survivors, saying goodbye to the challenges of treatment also means saying hello to a whole new set of changes and emotions.

The following resources help explain some of these difficulties and offer tips for making smart decisions about your present health, while developing long-term strategies for your hard-won future.   

Five Things Cancer Survivors Can Do
“You may have to fight the battle more than once to win it.”
Get practical tips on how to improve and maintain good health—mentally, physically and emotionally.
Check out "Five Things" you can do »

Gain Access to your Cancer Treatment Records
As a survivor, you should keep an updated medical summary so that during follow-up visits, health care professionals can approach your challenges with valuable information that will benefit you and your medical team.
Get a helpful guide to obtaining your records »

Survivor Alert
A LION IN THE HOUSE is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on a nationwide initiative to raise awareness of what young adult childhood cancer survivors can do to stay healthy.
Find out about the CDC Survivor Alert program »

Long-Term Follow-Up Guidelines  
The Children’s Oncology Group’s “Long-Term Follow-Up Guidelines for Survivors of Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers” were developed to provide recommendations for screening and management of late effects.
Read more and download the guidelines at CureSearch site »

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Teenagers Jen and Al, she sports long hair and a white parka, with Al, dons a dark cap and pea coat, she smiles and he looks serious
Jen Moone and Al Fields at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival