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UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Pediatric careToday, nearly 75 percent of all children with cancer have a chance of surviving five years and beyond thanks to remarkable advances in treatments.

The dramatic growth in survivorship has created a community that may face unique health and psychological challenges as they age; challenges referred to as the “late effects” of the disease and its treatment. The most common late effects include:

  • Cardiac problems
  • Learning disabilities
  • Growth and fertility issues
  • Psychological dysfunction
  • Second malignancies

The Life After Cancer Clinic at UCLA was created to address the medical and quality-of-life issues of childhood cancer survivors through a comprehensive health evaluation, a psychosocial assessment and targeted specialty referrals. The program also helps survivors with educational, vocational and insurance coverage challenges.

For more information, please contact:
La Vette Bowles, F.N.P
(310) 825-6708
lbowles@mednet.ucla.edu

Last updated: 12/19/2014 3:53:34 PM